NTSB Identification: MKC84LA044.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22454.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 25, 1983 in MANHATTAN, KS
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N55890
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 HER ARRIVAL AT MANHATTAN, KS, THE RWY HAD PATCHES OF SNOW & WAS SURROUNDED BY SNOW COVERED TERRAIN. JUST PRIOR TO LANDING, SHE BECAME AWARE OF A SNOWBANK AT THE APCH END OF THE RWY. SHE TOOK EVASIVE ACTION, BUT THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR HIT THE SNOWBANK & SEPARATED FROM THE ACFT. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT VEERED DURING TOUCHDOWN & WAS FURTHER DAMAGED.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED





Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL DETECTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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