Accident Aeronca 11AC N302AC, Thursday 3 January 2002
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Date:Thursday 3 January 2002
Time:16:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AR11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aeronca 11AC
Registration: N302AC
MSN: 11AC-302
Total airframe hrs:1856 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-235-C1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lake Leelanau, Michigan -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Lake Leelanau, MI (KPVT)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane flipped over as its ski equipped landing gear dug into a snow covered runway during touchdown. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical problems with the airplane and that the accident could have been prevented by being more cautious when landing on unfrozen earth and wet snow.

Probable Cause: The improper planning/decision in runway selection. The soft runway condition and wet snow were contributing factors.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CHI02LA057
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report



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