NTSB Identification: CHI82FEC08
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, January 02, 1982 in YPSILANTI, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/02/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N68812
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING TAKEOFF FROM A HARD PACKED SNOW AND ICY RUNWAY THE AIRCRAFT VEERED LEFT INTO A SNOWBANK OFF THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. THE STUDENT PILOT STATED THAT PRIOR TO THE TAKEOFF ROLL HE HAD FULL DEFLECTION OF THE LEFT AILERON AND WAS ANTICIPATING WITH RIGHT RUDDER TO MAINTAIN A STRAIGHT TAKEOFF ROLL. AFTER REALIZING THAT THE AIRCRAFT WAS ABOUT TO STRIKE THE SNOWBANK THE STUDENT RETARDED THE POWER.

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

BRAKES(NORMAL)..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

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

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ICY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD

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