Accident Cessna A185 N2W, Friday 12 January 2018
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Date:Friday 12 January 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic C185 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna A185
Registration: N2W
MSN: 18502982
Year of manufacture:1976
Total airframe hrs:3118 hours
Engine model:Continental IO-520-DI3B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lowman, ID -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Lowman, ID (0U1)
Destination airport:Nampa, ID (MAN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during takeoff from a snow-covered airstrip, the left wheel encountered a “foot deep snow bank.” The airplane veered left and nosed over.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing and vertical stabilizer.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s selection of unsuitable terrain for takeoff, which resulted in a loss of directional control.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: GAA18CA106
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report




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02-Apr-2018 07:34 ASN Update Bot Added

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