NTSB Identification: CHI99LA014.
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Accident occurred Thursday, October 29, 1998 in WEEPING WATER, NE
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/02/1999
Aircraft: Cessna 182, registration: N2291G
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 reported that he was doing a night landing to a grass airstrip that had two lights at the approach end of runway 17. There were no other lights marking runway 17. The pilot reported that directional control was maintained until the right wheel hit a rut in the runway. He reported the airplane went airborne and veered off the right side of the runway. The airplane went through a harvested bean field and nosed over when the nose gear hit a rut on the crossing runway. The pilot reported there was nothing wrong with the airplane prior to the accident.

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

the pilot failed to maintain directional control. A factor was the uneven runway condition.

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