NTSB Identification: SEA79FA018
14 CFR Part 135 Scheduled operation of BIG SKY AIRLIN
Aircraft: HANDLY-PAGE HP-137, registration: N14RJ

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0172  79/1/15    MISSOULA,MT         HANDLY-PAGE HP-137  CR-  0  0  3  COMMERCIAL                AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 2351                    N14RJ               PX-  0  0  2  COMMUTER AIR CARRIER      50, 15725 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG S-D        317 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - MISSOULA COUNTY
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          MISSOULA,MT                 KALISPELL,MT
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GROUND-WATER LOOP-SWERVE                                 TAKEOFF: RUN
           COLLIDED WITH: SNOWBANK                                  TAKEOFF: RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL
        FACTOR(S)
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: SNOW ON RUNWAY
           PERSONNEL - AIRPORT SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL: FAILURE TO NOTIFY OF UNSAFE COND/AND OR FAILURE TO MARK OBSTRUCTION
           PERSONNEL - AIRPORT SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL: IMPROPER/INADEQUATE SNOW REMOVAL
           PERSONNEL - AIRWAYS FACILITIES PERSONNEL: FAILURE TO ISSUE NOTAM
        REMARKS- LH MAIN WHEEL ENC 8 IN SNOW BERM ON RUNWAY AT VR SPD.CREW NOT AWARE RWY NOT FULLY PLOWED.

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