Importing .obj to Node

When i try to import an Obj model and cast it to a node, the game always crashes. But when i look at other examples of code they simply import .j3o models and cast:

myModel = (Node) myAssetManager.loadModel(“Models/Fletcher/Sailboat.j3o”);

and it works fine. Im a bit confused

I cannot see the error from here.

Most likely it is a Geometry and not a Node… but it’s hard to tell without knowing exactly what “always crashes” means.