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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174787
Last updated: 18 September 2020
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Type:Piper PA-20
Registration: N2634A
C/n / msn: 20-947
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:West Ossipee, NH -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Grt Barrington, MA (GBR)
Destination airport:West Ossipee, NH (NH69)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot made a night landing on a runway covered with compacted snow. Winds were estimated to be about 20 degrees from the right. The touchdown was normal; however, during the rollout, the pilot lost visual reference to the runway lights due to snow banks along both sides of the runway. The airplane drifted left and subsequently impacted the snow bank on the left side of the runway.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inability to maintain runway alignment during the landing rollout. Factors included the night lighting conditions and the snow banks that prevented visual reference to the runway lights.



Revision history:

23-Mar-2015 16:56 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:42 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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