NTSB Identification: DEN99LA166.
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Accident occurred Sunday, September 19, 1999 in DELTA, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/22/2000
Aircraft: Cessna 172G, registration: N4262L
Injuries: 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 was completing a 'round robin' cross-country flight during which he did not refuel the aircraft at his intermediate stop or at any of several available airports along his return route. The aircraft suffered fuel exhaustion while on short final to land at his destination airport. An emergency landing was conducted on rough, uneven, unsuitable terrain.

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

A forced landing due to fuel exhaustion. Factors were inadequate preflight planing, inadequate in-flight planing and rough uneven, unsuitable terrain for a forced landing.

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