NTSB Identification: CHI82DA077
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Thursday, March 04, 1982 in ELYRIA, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/04/1983
Aircraft: SMITH AEROSTAR 600, registration: N9530Q
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

DURING TAKEOFF ON AN ICY RUNWAY, THE PILOT LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL AFTER ROLLING A FEW HUNDRED FEET. HE REPORTED THAT THE PLANE WAS SLIDING LEFT AND WAS BELOW VMC, SO HE RETARDED THE THROTTLES. THE PLANE STRUCK A SNOWBANK BESIDE THE RUNWAY AND WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..ICY



Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SNOWBANK

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