NTSB Identification: NYC83LA069.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 19709.
Accident occurred Monday, February 21, 1983 in MOUNTVILLE, PA
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N757ER
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 TURF RWY WAS WET FROM MELTING SNOW WITH SNOWBANKS ON BOTH SIDES. THE PLT DECIDED TO TAKE OFF FROM THE LEFT SIDE STAYING CLEAR OF MUD. ACCELERATION WAS SLOWER THAN NORMAL DUE TO THE WET GRASS & AS THE PLT TRIED TO ROTATE A LOUD BANG WAS HEARD. THE PLT COULD NOT GET THE ACFT OFF THE GROUND & THE FLT WAS ABORTED. ACCORDING TO THE PLT THE LEFT MAIN GEAR HIT THE SNOWBANK ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY JUST AFTER ABORTING CAUSING THE ACFT TO SWERVE TO THE LEFT. AS DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS LOST THE RIGHT WING TIP CONTACTED THE GROUND & THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED.

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

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..FAILURE,TOTAL

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