The NTSB report included an account of a recent incident from the pilot’s home base in New York, seemingly intended to suggest that his overconfidence bordered on pigheadedness. The pilot had asked his FBO to have his airplane ready in the morning, but 6 inches of snow fell during the night and the ramp and taxiways were blocked. Freezing rain was falling heavily, and although many jets and turboprops were based at the airport, no aircraft were arriving or departing. Appearing at the FBO, the pilot was incensed to find that his airplane was not ready to go. Various people, including his wife, tried to convince him that the ice-accumulation rate was too high for safety. He insisted, however, that his airplane was certified for flight into known icing conditions, and demanded that the ramp be cleared for him. After this was done, he taxied out, bogged down in snow after 100 yards, and was finally forced to abandon his planned trip.