NYC07CA066
NYC07CA066

According to the pilot of the Maule MXT-7-180A, he aligned the airplane on the ice runway and advanced the throttle for takeoff. The airplane began to slide left, so the pilot reduced the throttle and applied full right rudder; however, the airplane continued sliding left and impacted a truck parked about 20 feet from the left edge of the runway. According to the airport manager, a 125-foot safety area existed around the runway, but there were no markings or signage present to prevent vehicles from encroaching on that area. When asked how the accident could have been prevented, the pilot stated "Due to the extremely slick conditions, slower application of power may have kept [the] aircraft from sliding left."

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