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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173152
Last updated: 17 December 2019
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Date:05-MAR-2004
Time:11:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 170A
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N515N
C/n / msn: 19987
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:North Pole, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:North Pole, AK
Destination airport:Fort Yukon, AK
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The private certificated pilot attempted to takeoff in his ski-equipped tailwheel airplane from a snow covered runway. He reported that the airplane didn't seem to accelerate as quickly as it normally did, which he attributed to the snow condition. The airplane lifted off and settled onto the runway three times before the pilot aborted the takeoff. He was unable to stop the airplane on the runway, and it ran off the end and collided with a snowbank, receiving substantial damage to the wings, fuselage, and horizontal stabilizer. The pilot wrote in his report to the NTSB that the accident could have been prevented "by aborting the takeoff in a timely manner."
Probable Cause: The pilot's delayed response in initiating an aborted takeoff, which resulted in an overrun and collision with a snowbank.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20040309X00298&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Jan-2015 21:18 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:50 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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