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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205699
Last updated: 19 August 2018
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Date:04-FEB-2018
Time:16:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic C303 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna T303 Crusader
Owner/operator:Pegasus Aviation Inc
Registration: N303TL
C/n / msn: T30300286
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Walter J Koladza Airport (KGBR), Great Barrington, MA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Farmingdale, NY (FRG)
Destination airport:Great Barrington, MA (GBR)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot reported that, while taxiing onto the snow-covered runway for departure, he was unable to see the runway markings. He added that he decided to cancel the flight and return to the ramp, but the airplane exited the runway and went down an embankment.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the empennage.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilotís failure to see the taxiway when returning to the ramp from the snow-covered runway, which resulted in the airplane rolling down an embankment.


Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20180205X81336&key=1
FAA register: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=303TL
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N303TL

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Feb-2018 02:04 Geno Added
21-Jun-2018 19:58 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
22-Jun-2018 06:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Source]
23-Jun-2018 09:35 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
23-Jun-2018 09:52 harro Updated [Source]

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