Preliminary Accident Reports

April 2013 Issue

February 12, 2013, Jenison, Mich. Cessna 172M Skyhawk

After touchdown on the ice and snow covered runway, the airplane began drifting to the right. The pilot attempted to correct with left rudder input; however, the airplane continued to the right and the right main landing gear entered the snow off the runway surface. The airplane impacted a snowbank, nosed over and came to rest inverted sustaining substantial damage to the left wing and fuselage. The pilot reported no pre-accident mechanical malfunctions or failures…

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