NTSB Identification: FTW83LA096.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21819.
Accident occurred Thursday, January 20, 1983 in LUBBOCK, TX
Aircraft: MITSUBISHI MU-2B-30, registration: N555CH
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 PLT STATED THAT AFTER A NORMAL APPROACH, TOUCHDOWN & INITIAL ROLL-OUT, THE ACFT VEER RIGHT & STRUCK A 3 TO 4 FT SNOWBANK. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT SNOW HAD BEEN FALLING FOR OVER 12 HRS & AN 80 FT WIDE PATH HAD BEEN PLOWED DOWN THE CENTER OF THE RUWWAY. THERE WAS 3 INCHES OF SNOW REMAINING IN THE PLOWED AREA. NO ICE WAS REPORTED, BUT THE BRAKING ACTION WAS REPORTED AS NIL. THE PLT REPORTED THAT A PREVIOUS ICE STORM HAD DEPOSITED 1/4 TO 1/2 INCH OF ICE ON THE RUNWAY BEFORE SNOW BEGAN TO FALL. THE PRESENCE OF ICE HAD BEEN INDICATED EARLIER IN THE DAY WHEN A BOEING 737 HAD SLID OFF OF A TAXIWAY. THE PLT STATED THAT HAD HE KNOWN ABOUT THE ICE, HE WOULD NOT HAVE LANDED.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SNOWBANK


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SNOW COVERED

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