The pilot of the Cessna 172 was practicing touch-and-go landings on a narrow, ice-covered road with snow banks on each side in Vineland, Minn.
The plane encountered a rough area and skidded left.
The left main landing gear collided with a snow bank on the left side of the road, and the plane flipped over, sustaining substantial damage to the cowling, wings, vertical stabilizer, and rudder.
The NTSB determined the probable cause was the pilot’s decision to attempt a touch-and-go landing on a narrow, ice-covered road with snow banks on each side.
NTSB Identification: CEN13CA176
This February 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.