Accident Pilatus PC-12 N852AL, Saturday 29 December 2001
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Date:Saturday 29 December 2001
Time:01:55 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PC12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Pilatus PC-12
Owner/operator:Air Methods
Registration: N852AL
MSN: 213
Year of manufacture:1998
Total airframe hrs:1068 hours
Engine model:P&W PT6-67B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Sunriver, Oregon -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Portland International Airport, OR (PDX/KPDX)
Destination airport:Sunriver (S21)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that he missed the first approach into the airstrip, however, he landed on the second attempt. After touchdown, the aircraft veered left despite the pilot's corrective control inputs, and collided with a snow bank 1/3 of the way down the runway. The pilot reported that the wind remained calm at the time of the accident. The runway surface was reported to be icy, and some runway lights were obscured by snow. There was no report of a mechanical failure or malfunction with the aircraft at the time.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll. An icy runway and a snow bank were factors.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: SEA02LA029
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report



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