Cherokee hits snowbank

This February 2010 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.

Aircraft: Piper Cherokee. Injuries: None. Location: Connersville, Ind. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land on a runway that was covered with ice and slush. Shortly after touchdown, the airplane began veering toward the left side of the runway.

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