NTSB Identification: NYC83LA055.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20268.
Accident occurred Friday, January 21, 1983 in MERIDEN, CT
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N67897
Injuries: 1 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.
AFTER RETURNING FROM AN OUT-AND-BACK X-COUNTRY, THE PLT LANDED ON A RWY WITH PATCHES OF ICE. HE STATED THAT AS THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN, THE LEFT MAIN WHEEL SEEMED TO BE FROZEN AND SKIDDED ON A PATCH OF ICE. AS THE ACFT CONTINUED TO SKID, THE LEFT MAIN WHEEL CONTACTED A DRY PART OF THE RWY AND THE ACFT PIVOTED TO THE LEFT. THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE TRIED TO COUNTER THE MOVEMENT WITH RIGHT RUDDER AND A SLIGHT APPLICATION OF POWER. HOWEVER, THE LEFT MAIN WHEEL AND NOSEWHEEL HIT A SNOWBANK AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..ICY
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