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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 198790
Last updated: 5 February 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-22-160
Registration: N2838Z
C/n / msn: 22-6833
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Soldotna, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Soldotna, AK (SXQ)
Destination airport:Soldotna, AK (7AK3)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that he had landed farther down the snow- and ice-covered runway than anticipated due to being “a little high and a little fast” during the approach. He added that he applied brakes but that he was not slowing down quickly enough and determined that there was not enough runway remaining to attempt a go-around. He controlled the airplane “the best [he] could until [he] hit the snow berm at the end of the runway”; subsequently, the airplane nosed over.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the windshield.
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 unstabilized approach and failure to attain the proper touchdown point, which resulted in a runway overrun and collision with a snowbank.



Revision history:

19-Aug-2017 15:10 ASN Update Bot Added

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