NTSB Identification: SEA83LA066.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20352.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 20, 1983 in TELMA, WA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N738QA
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 AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH DEEP UNPLOWED SNOW ON THE RUNWAY DURING TAKEOFF AND NOSED OVER. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE HAD LANDED ON FROZEN SNOW BUT WHEN HE RETURNED TO TAKEOFF THE SNOW WAS SOFT. HE HAD A 1200 FT LONG PORTION OF THE RUNWAY CLEARED BUT IT WAS ABOUT 10 FT TOO SHORT. JUST PRIOR TO ROTATION THE NOSE WHEEL CAUGHT THE DEEPER SNOW AT THE END OF THEPLOWED PORTION OF RUNWAY AND NOSED OVER. THE PILOT DID NOT USE FLAPS.

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

LOWERING OF FLAPS..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK

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