CHI94LA092
CHI94LA092

On February 19, 1994, at 1130 central standard time, a Cessna 170B, N4685C, sustained substantial damage when the airplane departed the runway during landing rollout and struck a snowbank at the Waupaca Municipal Airport, Waupaca, Wisconsin. Neither the private pilot nor his sole passenger were injured. No flight plan was filed for the personal flight, and visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time.

The pilot reported he was practicing crosswind landings on runway 12. He stated the wind was from the southwest at 15 knots gusting to 20 knots. He said that a gust of wind forced him into a ground loop situation, and that by the time he had corrected the condition he was on the grass parallel to the runway. The airplane struck a snowdrift and nosed-over.

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