NTSB Identification: CHI04LA062.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, January 28, 2004 in Jeffersonville, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/01/2004
Aircraft: Cessna 172M, registration: N70256
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The airplane landed on a closed runway and struck a ridge of snow and ice collapsing the nose landing gear. There were no mechanical difficulties with respect to the airplane. The runway had been closed and a Notice to Airmen had been issued.

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

The pilot selecting a closed runway for landing and the collapse of the nose landing gear. Factors were the pilot's failure to obtain NOTAM information and the snowbank across the closed runway.

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