NTSB Identification: NYC83FA074.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21263.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Saturday, March 12, 1983 in ALBANY, NY
Aircraft: SWEARINGEN SA226TC, registration: N1011N
Injuries: 8 Minor,6 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT REPORTED THAT DURING ARRIVAL, HE FOLLOWED THE ILS GLIDE SLOPE TO TOUCHDOWN ABOUT 1000 FT DOWN THE RWY. HE REPORTED THE LANDING WAS SMOOTH, AND WHEN THE ACFT WAS APRX 100 FT FROM THE INTERSECTION OF RWYS 1/19 AND 10/28, HE SAW A RIDGE OF SNOW AND ICE ACROSS THE RWY. SINCE THE ACFT SAW STILL TRAVELING AT APRX 50 KTS, THE AIRCREW COULD NOT AVOID THE ICE AND SNOW. AS THE ACFT CROSSED THE INTERSECTION, A LOUD NOISE WAS HEARD. THE LANDING GEAR AURAL WARNING HORN ACTIVATED AND THE RED LIGHT ON THE NOSE GEAR INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. AFTER STOPPING, AN INSPECTION REVEALED THE NOSE GEAR WAS BENT AFT AND THE FUSELAGE WAS WRINKLED. ALSO, THE SPACE BETWEEN THE NOSEWHEEL TIRES WAS FOUND PACKED WITH ICE. A FURTHER INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT SNOWPLOW OPERATORS HAD BEEN PLOWING SNOW ON RWY 10/28 AND TURN-AROUNDS HAD BEEN MADE ON RWY 1/19 BEFORE SWEARINGEN, N1011N, HAD LANDED.

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

AIRPORT SNOW REMOVAL..IMPROPER..AIRPORT PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW

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