NTSB Identification: FTW96LA099.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, January 16, 1996 in COVINGTON, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/22/1996
Aircraft: Cessna 182K, registration: N3098Q
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot landed midfield on the 2,800-foot grass runway to 'avoid mud at the approach end of the runway.' Following touchdown, the airplane rolled approximately 500 feet before the pilot applied braking; however, the grass was wet and the airplane went off the end of the runway.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

the pilot's delayed touchdown which resulted in a landing with inadequate runway remaining under the wet runway condition. A factor was the wet grass runway.

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