NTSB Identification: DEN84LA060.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22730.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 24, 1983 in BIG PINEY, WY
Aircraft: CESSNA 425, registration: N6884G
Injuries: 6 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.

PRIOR TO DEPARTURE THE PLT TELEPHONED THE FBO AT BIG PINEY ARPT. HE WAS ADVISED OF THE POOR WX CONDITIONS THAT EXISTED AT THE ARPT & WAS ALSO ADVISED NOT TO LAND AT THE ARPT. THE ACFT WAS LATER OBSERVED TO LAND AT BIG PINEY ARPT, TOUCH DOWN ON THE SNOW COVERED RWY 31 & ABRUPTLY TURN 90 DEG LEFT INTO A 3-FT HIGH SNOWBANK. THE PLT SAID THAT HE ENCOUNTERED A WHITEOUT CONDITION WHICH MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO DISTINGUISH FEATURES.

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

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SNOWBANK


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..WHITEOUT


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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