NTSB Identification: NYC83LA066.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21181.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 19, 1983 in BLAIRSTOWN, NJ
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N24822
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.

THE PLT LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL & THE ACFT SWERVED INTO A SNOWBANK.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SNOWBANK


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR ATTACHMENT..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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

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