NTSB Identification: NYC82DA030
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, February 27, 1982 in EASTON, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/27/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N9344T
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

A TAKEOFF WAS INITIATED ON RUNWAY 17 WITH THE WIND FROM THE SOUTHWEST AT 15 KNOTS. DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL, CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT WAS LOST WHEN A GUST OF WIND WAS ENCOUNTERED. 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..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SNOWBANK

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