NTSB Identification: MKC79FCA10
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32, registration: N4878S

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0225  79/2/27    FARMINGTON,MO       PIPER PA-32         CR-  0  0  1  MISCELLANEOUS             COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1230                    N4878S              PX-  0  0  0  FERRY                     AGE 25, 2200 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            5 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - FARMINGTON
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          CAHOKIA,IL                  FARMINGTON,MO
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: SNOWBANK                                  LANDING: ROLL
           GEAR COLLAPSED                                           LANDING: ROLL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: ICE/SLUSH ON RUNWAY
        WEATHER BRIEFING - NO RECORD OF BRIEFING RECEIVED
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  2500
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  RELATIVE BEARING OF WIND
          NONE                                                     LEFT CROSS WIND 248-292 DEGREES
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          140                                                       8
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      NONE
        REMARKS- AFT TOUCHDOWN L/M GEAR STRUCK SNOW THAT HAD DRIFTED BACK ONTO RWY.

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