Snow on runway catches Cessna

Aircraft: Cessna 180. Injuries: None. Location: South Fork, Colo. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land on a runway that had several patches of snow on it.

The Cessna encountered a patch of snow during the rollout and veered out of control.

The pilot was unable to regain control and the airplane nosed over and came to rest on its back.

Probable cause: The pilot’s loss of directional control while landing on a patchy snow-covered runway.

NTSB Identification: CEN12CA160

This February 2012 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.


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  1. Tom says

    The pilot was unable to control,
    This airplane within physical laws,
    Should have left up the landing on snow,
    To an expert sleigh driver named “Claus”.

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