NTSB Identification: DEN83LA025
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, November 26, 1982 in AFTON, WY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/26/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N24378
Injuries: 1 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.

THE PILOT STATED THAT HE TOUCHED DOWN ON THE SNOW COVERED RUNWAY AND THE BRAKES WERE FROZEN. THE AIRCRAFT HIT BARE PAVEMENT AND VEERED TO THE LEFT. WHEEL DROPPED OFF EDGE OF RUNWAY INTO A SNOW BANK. THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER. AN INTERVIEW WITH THE PILOT REVEALED THAT THE PILOT HAD TAXIED AND TAKEN OFF THROUGH PATCHES OF SLUSH. THE AIRCRAFT WAS EQUIPPED WITH WHEEL PANTS.

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..LOCKED

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..FROZEN

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK

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