NTSB Identification: WPR12CA112
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 14, 2012 in Yellow Pine, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/2012
Aircraft: ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL S-2R, registration: N8433V
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that he made a normal touchdown in the tailwheel-equipped airplane onto the centerline of the snow packed runway. He said that about halfway down the runway, he applied reverse thrust in an effort to slow the airplane. Shortly after entering reverse, the airplane veered about 5 degrees to the right. The pilot applied left brake and rudder to correct the turn; however, the airplane continued to the right due to the limited braking action on the runway surface. About three-quarters of the way down the runway, the airplane struck an ice chunk and the right main landing gear collapsed. The airplaneā€™s right wing was substantially damaged. The pilot reported no mechanical failures or malfunctions that would have precluded normal operations.

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

The pilot did not maintain directional control while landing on a snow-contaminated runway.

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