Accident Aviat A-1A N456AM, Saturday 14 January 2006
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Date:Saturday 14 January 2006
Time:12:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUSK model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aviat A-1A
Registration: N456AM
MSN: 354950
Engine model:Lycoming O-360
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Pine, Idaho -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:NAMPA, ID (S67)
Destination airport:NAMPA, ID (S67)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
In a written statement, the pilot reported that he intended to over fly the airstrip, without landing, and return to the departure airport. He reported that while on an extended downwind leg for the airstrip, the airplane touched down on the snow resulting in substantial damage to the airplane after colliding with a snow-covered frozen drainage reservoir. The pilot reported that flat light conditions hampered his ability to judge his relative distance to the ground. He further stated that he did not realize he was descending over the snow-covered terrain until he impacted the snow.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from terrain while maneuvering. Snow covered terrain and flat light conditions are contributing factors.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: SEA06CA043
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report



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