NTSB Identification: SEA83LA012
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Friday, October 08, 1982 in 40 NM WNW SALMO, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/08/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 206, registration: N5183U
Injuries: 3 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 BEGAN A TAKEOFF FROM A RUNWAY COVERED WITH ABOUT SIX INCHES OF WET SNOW AND SLUSH IN CALM WIND CONDITIONS. HE REPORTED THAT DURING THE TAKEOFF, THE RIGHT MAIN WHEEL SETTLED BACK TO THE RUNWAY AND ENCOUNTERED AN AREA OF SOFT SNOW AND SLUSH. THE AIRCRAFT THEN VEERED TO THE RIGHT INTO DEEPER SNOW AND SUBSEQUENTLY DEPARTED THE RUNWAY AND WAS DAMAGED. THE AIRPORT ELEVATION WAS 7030 FT.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

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


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