Accident Cessna 172N N390BV, Saturday 3 January 2004
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Date:Saturday 3 January 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172N
Registration: N390BV
MSN: 17272997
Year of manufacture:1979
Engine model:Textron Lycoming O-320-H2AD
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Hayfork, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Hyampom, CA (Q75)
Destination airport:Hayfork, CA (Q72)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane nosed over during the landing roll, after encountering snow. The pilot attempted a short-field landing to a snow covered runway. During the landing roll, snow accumulated in front of the nose wheel. The airplane nosed over, and the propeller struck the ground, followed by the left and right wings. The pilot stated that the airplane had no mechanical failures or malfunctions during the flight. The pilot reported that he saw tire tracks on the approach end of the runway prior to landing. After landing, he realized that they were from a vehicle, not an airplane.

Probable Cause: the pilot's inadequate in-flight decision to attempt a landing on a snow covered runway without ascertaining the depth of the snow cover.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: LAX04CA085
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

06-Feb-2015 21:31 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:35 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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