NTSB Identification: NYC72DFA26
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N216NY

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3722   71/12/1   ATHENS,NY           CESSNA 172          CR-  0  0  1  MISCELLANEOUS             PRIVATE, AGE 63, 324
        TIME - 1400                    N216NY              PX-  0  0  1  SEARCH AND RESCUE         TOTAL HOURS, 188 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - ATHENS
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
         UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED         ATHENS,NY
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GROUND-WATER LOOP-SWERVE                                 LANDING: ROLL
           COLLIDED WITH: SNOWBANK                                  LANDING: ROLL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL
           WEATHER - UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFING RECEIVED-METHOD UNKNOWN
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          SCATTERED                                                 2500
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      32
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          340                                                       10
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      VFR
        REMARKS- PLT HAD ABOUT 40 DEG L X-WIND GUSTING TO 25K.

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