NTSB Identification: ANC80DA032
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of SEAIR,INC.
Aircraft: CESSNA 185, registration: N4311R

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1529  80/2/24    PLATINUM,AK         CESSNA 185          CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1045                    N4311R              PX-  0  0  4  AIR TAXI-PASSG            31, 3211 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            1400 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - PLATINUM
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          BETHEL,AK                   PLATINUM,AK
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: SNOWBANK                                  LANDING: ROLL
           GEAR COLLAPSED                                           LANDING: ROLL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - SELECTED UNSUITABLE TERRAIN
        FACTOR(S)
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: ICE/SLUSH ON RUNWAY
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: SNOW WINDROWS
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: POORLY MAINTAINED RUNWAY SURFACE
           WEATHER - OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - OVERLOAD FAILURE
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFING RECEIVED-METHOD UNKNOWN
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          CLEAR                                                    UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  RELATIVE BEARING OF WIND
          BLOWING SNOW                                             HEAD WIND 338-022 DEGREES
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
           70                                                       20
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      VFR
        REMARKS- STRUCK HARD PACKED SNOW DRIFT ON RWY.BLOWING SNOW ON RWY.RETRACTABLE/SKI WHEEL EQUIPPED.

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