NTSB Identification: DEN84LA058.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23684.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 31, 1983 in EKALAKA, MT
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-260, registration: N4830S
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 PLT STATED THAT DURING TOUCHDOWN THE ACFT HIT AN AREA OF PATCHY SNOW & THE ACFT VEERED OFF THE RWY INTO A SNOWBANK.

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..SNOW COVERED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..ICY

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