On January 28, 2004, about 0915 eastern standard time, a Cessna 172M, N70256, piloted by a commercial pilot, sustained substantial damage during landing on runway 32 (3,899 feet by 75 feet, asphalt), at the Clark County Airport, Jeffersonville, Indiana. The airplane struck a snowbank on the unplowed runway. The 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight was operating in visual meteorological conditions without a flight plan. The flight originated from Bowman Field, Louisville, Kentucky, about 0845. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot reported that he "landed on closed runway 14-32." The runway had been closed and the Federal Aviation Administration had issued a Notice to Airmen to that effect. JVY also has a second runway, 18-36, that intersects runway 14-32. Runway 18-36 had been plowed leaving ridges of snow and ice at the edge of runway 18-36 and crossing runway 14-32. During the landing, the nose landing gear collapsed when it impacted the snow/ice ridge adjacent to runway 18-36. The pilot reported no mechanical malfunctions of the airplane.