Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Pontiac Oakland Airport

Waterford, Michigan 48327
Monday, February 21, 2000 13:14 EST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
The airplane veered off the runway and impacted a snow bank during an instructional flight. A crosswind was present during the landing. Examination of the airplane revealed no anomalies.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
the directional control not obtained/maintained by the dual student and the remedial action not performed by the certified flight instructor. Contributing factors were the crosswind and the snow bank.
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date2/21/2000 
Event Day of the WeekMonday 
Time of Event1314 
Event Time ZoneEastern Standard Time 
Event CityWATERFORD  
Event StateMICHIGAN 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site48327  
Event Date Year2000 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude-- 
Event Location Longitude-- 
Event Location AirportPONTIAC OAKLAND  
Event Location Nearest Airport IDPTK  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles-- 
Degrees magnetic from airport-- 
Airport Elevation980 
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation1253 Eastern Standard Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)
Weather Observation Facility IDPTK  
Elevation of weather observation facility980 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)
Time Zone of the weather observationEST 
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height25000 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsClear 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingBroken 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 10 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)-6 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)200 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 30 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryNone 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All-- 
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)257 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification DateFeb 25 2000 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time1254 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket informationIMAGE 
Date of most recent change to recordMar 4 2001 7:06AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN922TA 
NTSB NumberCHI00LA081  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameCessna  
Aircraft Model172R  
Aircraft Series Identifier172R  
Aircraft Serial Number17280249  
Certified Max Gross Weight2457 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionAnnual 
Date of Last InspectionDec 8 1999 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection70 
Airframe Hours1012 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteUnknown 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameNINI CORPORATION  
Aircraft Owner Street Address6320 HIGHLAND RD  
Aircraft Owner CityWATERFORD  
Aircraft Owner StateMI 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode48327  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator NameTRADEWINDS AVIATION  
Operator Same as Owner?No 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address  
Operator City  
Operator State  
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Instructional 
Second Pilot on BoardYes 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport CodePTK  
Departure CityWATERFORD  
Departure StateMI 
Departure Country  
Departure Time1230 
Departure Time ZoneEST 
Destination Same as Local Fltdest & departure same, accident can occur anywhere 
Destination Airport Code  
Destination City  
Destination State  
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of Flight-- 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordMar 4 2001 7:06AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location27R 
Runway Length5000 
Runway Width100 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--