NTSB Identification: SEA83LA001
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, September 30, 1982 in SALMON, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/30/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-12, registration: N2343M
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 PLT REPORTED THAT THE STRIP HAD ABOUT 1,500 FT OF USABLE LENGTH, THE REMAINING 3,050 FT CONSISTED OF UNPACKED SNOW &SLUSH. THE USABLE WIDTH OF THE FIRST 1,500 FT WAS REPORTED AS 8-12 FT. AT THE TIME OF TAKEOFF THE FIRST 1,500 FT WAS COVERED WITH HARD PACKED MELTING SNOW & SOME SLUSH. ABOUT 200 FT INTO THE TAKEOFF ROLL THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED A DEEP AREA OF SNOW/SLUSH. DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS LOST & THE ACFT VEERED OFF THE RWY COMING TO A STOP INVERTED.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SNOW COVERED


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SLUSH COVERED


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