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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209952
Last updated: 21 February 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub
Owner/operator:Association Snow Fish
Registration: HB-PMN
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Bec de Nendaz (LSYD) -   Switzerland
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Bex Airport (LSGB)
Destination airport:Bec de Nendaz (LSYD)
Investigating agency: STSB Switzerland
After a flight of approximately 20 minutes, the pilot made the first landing at Nendaz Bec (LSYD). After landing, the pilot begins a turn-around while increasing engine power, however the aircraft continued to slide straight ahead. Seeing that the turn is not possible, the pilot chooses to let the aircraft slide over a shed located in the extension of the landing axis at the edge of the lake.
The pilot states that the loss of control is due to a poor estimate of snow quality that was more slippery than expected. According to the information of another pilot who had landed in the same place on the morning of that day, the snow was rather sticky.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: STSB Switzerland
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

27-Apr-2018 13:57 gerard57 Added
27-Apr-2018 14:08 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]
28-Apr-2018 06:13 gerard57 Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]
19-Sep-2018 11:22 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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