NTSB Identification: NYC98LA038.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, December 09, 1997 in OWENTON, KY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/11/2000
Aircraft: Cessna TR182, registration: N4701S
Injuries: 3 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 non-instrument rated pilot stated that he obtained a weather briefing from the Weather Channel and a DUAT service. The weather forecast called for marginal visual flight rules conditions. About 100 miles from his destination, the pilot encountered instrument meteorological conditions. He performed a precautionary landing to an uneven field. During the landing, the landing gears collapsed; and the propeller and left wing were damaged.

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

The pilot's inadequate preflight/inflight decision and VFR flight in instrument meteorological conditions. Contributing was a low ceiling.

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