Accident Piper PA-18-150 N57534,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173699
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Date:Thursday 8 January 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-18-150
Registration: N57534
MSN: 18-7809090
Year of manufacture:1978
Total airframe hrs:2400 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Glade Park, CO -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Blanding, UT (BDG)
Destination airport:Glade Park, CO (CO43)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Due to low clouds and visibility at the destination airport, the pilot diverted to a local air park. While circling for landing, the pilot noted that the field was snow-covered; however, he could see vegetation through the snow and bare ground where snowmobiles had made several turns. During the landing, the main landing gear sank in the deep snow and the airplane nosed over, substantially damaging the airplane.
Probable Cause: the pilot's inadequate in-flight planning/decision. Contributing factors include the pilot's selection of unsuitable terrain for landing and the snow covered terrain.




Revision history:

10-Feb-2015 17:03 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:35 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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