NTSB Identification: DEN84LA040.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22469.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Monday, December 05, 1983 in TREMONTON, UT
Aircraft: CESSNA P206C, registration: N8669Z
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.

BEFORE TAKEOFF, THE PLT OBTAINED A WX BRIEFING & FILED A FLT PLAN, BUT DID NOT ASK FOR NOTAMS. HE WAS UNAWARE THAT THE DESTINATION ARPT WAS NOTAMED AS CLOSED UNTIL AFTER THE FLT. HE SAID THAT DURING ARRIVAL, HE 'DISCOVERED AN UNPLOWED BUT APPARENTLY USED RWY.' HE OBSERVED SEVERAL TRACKS ON THE SNOW COVERED RWY & ASSUMED IT WAS OPEN. THERE WAS NO TOWER OR UNICOM AT THE ARPT. AN APCH FOR A SOFT FIELD LANDING WAS MADE WITH FULL FLAPS & THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN ON 8 INCHES OF CRUSTED SNOW. ALMOST IMMEDIATELY, THE NOSEWHEEL BECAME BURIED IN THE SNOW, DESPITE THE USE OF FULL UP ELEVATOR. WHEN THE ACFT HAD SLOWED TO ABOUT 10 KNOTS, IT WENT OVER ONTO ITS TOP.

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

NOTAMS..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SNOW COVERED

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