A private pilot and flight instructor were flying a Cessna 182 over a snow covered runway in Chiloquin, Ore. The pair did a low pass over the runway, then the CFI decided to demonstrate a soft field touch-and-go.
The snow was deeper than the CFI anticipated and when the airplane touched down, the Cessna decelerated more than expected.
The CFI added full power and back pressure, but it wasn’t enough to keep the nosewheel from digging into the soft snow.
The airplane wheelbarrowed down the runway rocking so both wingtips hit the ground.
The NTSB attributed the accident to the flight instructor’s failure to maintain airplane control during a landing on a snow-covered runway.
NTSB Identification: WPR13CA079
This January 2013 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.