NTSB Identification: NYC70AN074
14 CFR Part 135 Scheduled operation of MOUNTAIN AIRWA
Aircraft: BRITTNORMAN BN-2A, registration: N598JA

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0012  70/1/21    PORT EWEN,NY        BRITTNORMAN BN-2A   CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 41, 5300
        TIME - 0710                    N598JA              PX-  0  0  1  COMMUTER AIR CARRIER      TOTAL HOURS, 200 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG S-D        INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - AERO LAKE
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          PORT EWEN,NY                JFK INTL APT,NY
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GROUND-WATER LOOP-SWERVE                                 TAKEOFF: RUN
           COLLIDED WITH: SNOWBANK                                  TAKEOFF: RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - SELECTED UNSUITABLE TERRAIN
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL
        FACTOR(S)
           PERSONNEL - AIRPORT SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL: IMPROPER/INADEQUATE SNOW REMOVAL
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: OTHER
        REMARKS- SNOW COVERED LAYER OF ICE. ABOUT 30 FT OF RWY BETWEEN SNOW BANKS WAS PLOWED.

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