On February 19, 2002, about 1600 eastern standard time, a Piper PA-28-140, N4456J, was substantially damaged during an overrun at Argyle Airport (1C3), Argyle, New York. The certificated private pilot sustained minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the personal flight conducted under 14 CFR Part 91. The flight originated from Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, Glens Falls, New York.

According to the pilot, the airplane touched down within the first 1,000 feet of runway 21, a 2,400-foot long, 100-foot wide, turf runway. However, the airplane traveled over a "slushy" portion of the runway, and the pilot was unable to stop. The airplane traveled off the end of the runway, over a snow bank, and came to rest in a 3-foot ditch. The pilot added that he did not experience any mechanical problems with the airplane.

Examination of the turf runway by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector, revealed it was contaminated with snow, ice, and water.

The reported winds at an airport approximately 9 miles away, at 1553, were from 190 degrees at 3 knots.

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