Accident Aviat A-1B Husky N127AK,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141816
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Date:Friday 6 January 2012
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUSK model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aviat A-1B Husky
Registration: N127AK
MSN: 2059
Total airframe hrs:527 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O&VO-360AIP
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Somerset, CO -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Somerset, CO (PVT)
Destination airport:Montrose, CO (MTJ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot attempted a takeoff on a snow-covered runway that he had landed on earlier in the day. The snow was about 6 inches deep. During the takeoff roll, the airplane struck a snow drift and nosed over. The pilot reported no mechanical anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate takeoff planning/preparation, which resulted in the airplane impacting a snow drift during the takeoff roll.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN12LA126
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 9 months
Download report: Final report


FAA register:


Revision history:

10-Jan-2012 22:22 Geno Added
13-Jan-2012 12:34 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Aircraft type]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 17:53 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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