NTSB Identification: MKC84LA045.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22006.
Accident occurred Monday, December 26, 1983 in IOWA FALLS, IA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N9565W
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 ACFT SWERVED AND COLLIDED WITH A SNOWBANK ALONGSIDE THE RWY DURING LANDING. THE PILOT STATED THAT SHE HIT SOME SNOW AND ICE ON THE RWY AND WHEN THE ACFT STARTED TO SLIDE SHE LOST CONTROL. THE ACFT TURNED LEFT AND WHEN THE LEFT WING HIT THE SNOWBANK THE ACFT NOSED OVER.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

TOTAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..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..INADVERTENT USE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RUNWAY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ICY

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