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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 226436
Last updated: 22 June 2019
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Date:27-FEB-2010
Time:11:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic C340 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 340A
Owner/operator:Wpg Fasteners Inc.
Registration: N1952E
C/n / msn: 340A0679
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Grove City, PA -   United States of America
Phase:
Nature:Private
Departure airport:New Cumberland, PA (29D)
Destination airport:Grove City, PA (29D)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot overflew the airport and noted what he believed to be a light coating of snow on the runway. After landing, the pilot realized that approximately 1 to 1 1/2 inches of snow was present on the surface of the runway and the airplane then began to slide to the right. It subsequently departed the right side of the runway, struck a snow bank, and spun 180 degrees. The airplane sustained substantial damage to its horizontal stabilizer. The airport was unattended at the time of the accident and there were no notices to airmen pertaining to the condition of the runway. The pilot reported that winds at the time of the accident were from 260 degrees at 10 to 15 knots.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control after electing to land on a snow-covered runway.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20100415X45958&key=1

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 9 years and 3 months
Download report: Final report


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