NTSB Identification: CHI92LA019.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44783.
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 29, 1991 in ROLLA, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/14/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA 182U, registration: N2412Q
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.

DURING CRUISE FLIGHT IMC CONDITIONS WERE ENCOUNTERED. THE PILOT ELECTED TO MAKE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING IN A FIELD. ON LANDING THE NOSE LANDING GEAR STRUCK FIRST. THE NOSE LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED THE TERRAIN.

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

THE PILOT IN COMMAND'S FAILURE TO ATTAIN A PROPER FLARE ON LANDING. A FACTOR CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE PILOT IN COMMAND'S INADVERTENT ENCOUNTER WITH INSTRUMENT METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS.

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