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N3047Q accident description

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Crash location 45.462778°N, 69.551389°W
Reported location is a long distance from the NTSB's reported nearest city. This often means that the location has a typo, or is incorrect.
Nearest city Greenville, ME
44.330901°N, 70.678399°W
95.7 miles away
Tail number N3047Q
Accident date 15 Feb 2008
Aircraft type Cessna 182K
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot of the Cessna 182K, was landing on a 3,999-foot-long, 75-foot-wide, asphalt runway, which was covered with snow. The airplane touched down near the runway centerline; however, during the landing rollout, the pilot was not able to discern the runway boundaries due to the snow on the ground and sun glare. The airplane drifted to the left, where it subsequently contacted a snow bank and nosed over. The airplane sustained damage to both wings, the propeller, and the horizontal and vertical stabilizers. The pilot indicated that he did not experience any preimpact airplane malfunctions. He reported 3,761 hours of total flight experience, which included 2,855 hours in the same make and model as the accident airplane. The pilot reported that the winds at the time of the accident were light and variable.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll. Contributing to the accident were the snow covered runway and sun glare light conditions.

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