NTSB Identification: CHI99LA336.
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Accident occurred Saturday, September 11, 1999 in DALEVILLE, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/03/2000
Aircraft: Cessna 172M, registration: N172DJ
Injuries: 2 Minor,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.

The pilot said that after lift off, the airplane's engine 'failed.' He said that he performed a controlled landing straight ahead into a corn field. The nose wheel broke off, the strut caught in the ground, and the plane nosed over. Examination of the airplane revealed no anomalies.

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

A loss of engine power for undetermined reasons.

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