The student pilot was attempting to land a Cessna 172 in Kremmling, Colo. There were snow and ice berms alongside the runway.
According to the student pilot, after touchdown, he thought the right wing was low, so he attempted to correct the airplane’s track with the addition of rudder and aileron.
During the ground roll, the plane veered right and went off the runway. The right main landing gear and nosewheel hit a snow and ice berm.
The nosewheel was torn from the airplane and the left wing tip hit the ground. The firewall sustained substantial damage.
The NTSB determined the probable cause as the student pilot’s failure to maintain directional control while landing.
NTSB Identification: CEN13CA200
This March 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.