On August 15, 1999, at 1630 central daylight time (cdt), a Cessna 182H, N2498X, nosed over following a loss of directional control while landing on runway 22 (4,996 feet by 75 feet) at the Eagle River Union Airport, Eagle River, Wisconsin. The pilot and two passengers received minor injuries. The airplane was substantially damaged. The 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight was operating in visual meteorological conditions.

The pilot reported that after touching down, the crosswind pushed the airplane off the side of the runway into the grass. He reported the nose wheel hit the ground and the airplane nosed over.

According to airport personnel at the Eagle River Union Airport, the airplane traveled approximately 100 to 150 feet off the right side of the runway where it contacted a small hill in the terrain. The nose gear collapsed and the airplane came to rest inverted.

At 1553 cdt, winds reported at the Oneida County Airport, Rhinelander, Wisconsin, were from 180 degrees at 11 knots gusting to 17 knots. The Oneida County Airport is located 23 miles southwest of the Eagle River Union Airport. The pilot reported the local winds were from 180 degrees at 12 knots gusting to 14 knots.

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