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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208620
Last updated: 21 February 2020
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Date:12-JAN-2018
Time:13:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C185 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna A185
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N2W
C/n / msn: 185-02982
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Lowman, ID -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Lowman, ID (0U1)
Destination airport:Nampa, ID (MAN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during takeoff from a snow-covered airstrip, the left wheel encountered a “foot deep snow bank.” The airplane veered left and nosed over.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing and vertical stabilizer.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.



Probable Cause: The pilot’s selection of unsuitable terrain for takeoff, which resulted in a loss of directional control.


Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20180115X10409&key=1

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

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