Accident Piper PA-31-350 N111UC,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 357871
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Date:Thursday 4 January 1996
Time:19:35 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-31-350
Owner/operator:Executive Aviation Group
Registration: N111UC
MSN: 31-7952190
Year of manufacture:1979
Total airframe hrs:3345 hours
Engine model:LYCOMING TIO-540
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Zionsville, IN -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Cleveland, OH (KIGI)
Destination airport:(I52)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot said while on the ILS approach for runway 36 (5,500' x 100'), he had visual contact with the runway two miles out. The airplane touched down 42 feet left of centerline and 8 feet right of the runway edge where the airplane contacted 30-inch deep snowdrifts. There was a NOTAM (D) issued for the snow banks on the sides of the runway and a 75-foot width clearing between the snow banks.

Probable Cause: the pilot's failure to properly align the airplane for a safe landing on the runway. Related factors were: the pilot's inadequate preflight planning/preparation, snow, the snow-covered runway, and snowbanks on the sides of the runway.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CHI96LA071
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report



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