NTSB Identification: DEN89LA142.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 39006.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 20, 1989 in BROOMFIELD, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/29/1991
Aircraft: PIPER PA28-180, registration: N8419W
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THIS STUDENT PLT DEPARTED THE BROOMFIELD, CO AIRPORT LATE AT NIGHT, WITH 18 GALS OF FUEL ABOARD HIS ACFT, IN ORDER TO OBTAIN SOME NIGHT TIME FLT EXPERIENCE. AFTER FLYING ALMOST TWO HRS, AND WHILE ON APPROACH FOR LANDING, THE ACFT ENGINE SUDDENLY STOPPED. AFTER TRYING TO RESTART THE ENGINE WITHOUT SUCCESS, THE PLT MADE AN EMERGENCY FORCED LANDING.

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

THE FAILURE OF THE STUDENT TO PROPERLY PLAN THE FLT RESULTING IN FUEL EXHAUSTION.

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