NTSB Identification: DEN84LA056.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22696.
Accident occurred Friday, December 30, 1983 in FLORISSANT, CO
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N3389D
Injuries: 4 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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH A SNOWBANK DURING LANDING. THE RWY HAD ONLY BEEN PLOWED TO A WIDTH OF ABOUT 16 FT ACCORDING TO THE PLT. THIS WAS A PRIVATELY OWNED STRIP AND THE PLT/OWNER SAID HE INSTRUCTED HIS MAINTENANCE MAN/RANCH MGR TO PLOW THERWY TO MINIMUM WIDTH. THE PLT SAID THAT DURING THE LANDING ROLL THE RIGHT LANDING GEAR HIT THE SNOW ALONGSIDE THE STRIPCAUSING A NOSE OVER. THE PLT HAD JUST DEPARTED THIS STRIP AND RETURNED TO GET SOME CAR KEYS WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED.

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

AIRPORT SNOW REMOVAL..INADEQUATE

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK

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