NTSB Identification: DEN82DA058
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 13, 1982 in CROSBY, ND
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/13/1983
Aircraft: MOONEY M20F, registration: N7446V
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE RUNWAY HAD A 6 TO 7 FT SNOWBANK ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND A 2 TO 3 FT SNOWBANK ON THE RIGHT SIDE. ALSO, WATER WAS ON THE RUNWAY INTERMITTENTLY ALONG THE ENTIRE LENGTH. AFTER LANDING, THE PLANE STARTED HYDROPLANING. AS THE PILOT MOVED THE PLANE TO THE LEFT TO GET OUT OF THE WATER, THE LEFT WING STRUCK THE SNOWBANK. THIS PULLED THE FRONT OF THE AIRCRAFT TO THE LEFT, RESULTING IN FURTHER DAMAGE. A NOTAM HAD BEEN ISSUED TO WARN PILOTS OF THE WET RUNWAY CONDITIONS.

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..WET



Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,HYDROPLANING CONDITION..OTHER


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SNOWBANK

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