NTSB Identification: SEA99LA169.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, September 01, 1999 in UNION, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/18/2001
Aircraft: Beech J-35, registration: N7299B
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 commercial pilot was landing the aircraft on a remote grass runway. Shortly after touch down, the aircraft rolled over a rut, and the airplane veered to the right of the runway. The pilot stated that he was unable to correct the situation and the aircraft continued off the runway, subsequently separating the nose gear. The aircraft came to rest in a sloping grassy area adjacent to the landing runway. No evidence was found to indicate a mechanical malfunction or failure with the aircraft that contributed to the accident.

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

Directional control not maintained. A rough/uneven landing area was a factor.

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