FTW94LA078
FTW94LA078

On February 1, 1994, at 1600 mountain standard time, a Cessna 182P, N111RR, was substantially damaged during landing roll at Meeker, Colorado. The pilot and his passenger received no injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for this personal flight which departed Steamboat Springs, Colorado, at 1515.

According to a ground witness, the runway was dry and weather conditions were clear skies and calm winds, with a temperature of 9 degrees Fahrenheit.

The pilot stated that after touch down during the landing roll, the aircraft suddenly veered left, exited the left side of the runway into snow and nosed over.

Witness marks on the runway and in the adjacent snow drifted left and exited the runway into the snow, and continued approximately 150 yards parallel to the runway.

Examination of the aircraft landing gear structure, wheels, brakes, tires, and nose wheel steering by a certified mechanic provided no evidence of a preaccident failure or malfunction.

A review of the pilot's log provided additional information to that furnished in NTSB Form 6120.1/2. The pilot did all his training in the Steamboat Springs area and received his private certificate on June 14, 1993. He had accrued 11.6 hours in the accident aircraft. On September 30, 1993, he had a propeller strike during landing at Steamboat Springs, in this aircraft. A compilation of the pilot's experience is provided in this document.

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