Accident Cessna 172P N51448,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 356317
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Date:Thursday 16 January 1997
Time:16:11 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172P
Owner/operator:Cardinal Wings
Registration: N51448
MSN: 17274313
Year of manufacture:1980
Total airframe hrs:7979 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-320
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Bloomington, IN -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Louisville, KY (KLOU)
Destination airport:(KBMG)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported he landed on runway 35 and that the runway was covered with ice. He reported that the aircraft's speed was almost at taxi speed when a gust of wind caused the airplane to weathervane to the left. The pilot attempted differential braking while using crosswind aileron application. The pilot reported that the aircraft continued to slide off the left side of the runway. The airplane impacted a snow bank and nosed over to the vertical position before falling back on its landing gear. The official winds were 280 degrees at 15 knots. Runway 17/35 had been NOTAMed for thin packed or compacted snow/ice on the runway, sanded, braking action poor.

Probable Cause: the pilot failed to maintain control of the aircraft. Factors included the icy runway and the crosswind.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CHI97LA054
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report




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