Preliminary Accident Reports

April 2001 Issue

Jan. 12, Angola, N.Y. / Cessna Skylane

At about 09:30 eastern time, a Cessna 182P crashed while landing at Angola Airport. The pilot was not injured. The pilot departed Angola to fly to Akron, N.Y., for an annual inspection on the airplane. After he took off, however, the ceiling was lower than he expected so he decided to return. Because the runway was partially covered with ice and snow, he wanted to use all of the available runway. He came in low and struck a snow bank at the approach end of the runway. The airplane skidded down the runway and caught fire....

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