NTSB Identification: MKC86LA046.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29998.
Accident occurred Monday, January 06, 1986 in SIDNEY, NE
Aircraft: CESSNA 177A, registration: N30535
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.

N30535 WAS MAKING A NIGHT TAKEOFF ON A RWY COVERED BY 3' DEEP SNOW. THERE WERE ALSO DRIFTS ALONG THE LT SIDE OF THE RWY WHICH WERE 8 TO 10 INCHES DEEP. DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL MOISTURE BLEW ONTO THE WINDSHIELD AND THE ACFT DRIFTED TO THE LT. THE ACFT THEN ENCOUNTERED THE DEEPER DRIFTS ALONG THE SIDE OF THE RWY, SWERVED TO THE LT, HIT A SNOWBANK ALONG THE LT SIDE OF THE RWY AND NOSED OVER.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED



Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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