NTSB Identification: CHI83LA074.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21066.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 01, 1983 in SPRINGBROOK, WI
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N89399
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A FOUR FT SNOWBANK AT THE RWY THRESHOLD DURING LANDING. THIS WAS A DUAL INSTRUCTIONAL FLT WITH THE STUDENT IN THE RIGHT SEAT. THE CFI HAD MADE NO LANDINGS IN THIS MAKE AND MODEL OF ACFT IN THE PREVIOUS 90 DAYS. THE PILOT STATED THAT DUE TO THE LIGHTING AND SNOW IN THE BACKGROUND THE DEFINITION OF THE SNOWBANK WAS HARD TO DISTINGUISH DURING THE APPROACH.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

CLEARANCE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SNOWBANK

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