On February 7, 1994, at 1845 eastern standard time, a Cessna 152, N94269, registered to Price Aviation, Inc., of Linden, Michigan, and operated by a private pilot, experienced a loss of control during a night landing at Sebewaing, Michigan, and impacted a snowbank. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The pilot and one passenger reported no injuries. The personal 14 CFR Part 91 flight was operating in visual meteorological conditions. No flight plan was on file. The flight departed Linden, Michigan, at 1745. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot stated that the runway was "sheet of ice." He indicated that there was no mechanical problem with the airplane; however, after landing he was unable to control the airplane as he moved his feet from the rudder pedals to the brakes. The airplane slid to the right side of the runway and impacted a snowbank at the edge of runway 36 (2,178' x 50'). The pilot told an FAA inspector that his passenger may have interfered with the rudder pedals. He stated that the wind was 340 degrees at 5 knots.
Subsequent examination of the accident airplane revealed no anomalies with the operation of all flight control deflections.
A police report of the accident scene shows that the runway was "extremely slippery."