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NTSB Identification: CEN15LA122
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, January 25, 2015 in Routt County, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/13/2015
Aircraft: CESSNA 172F, registration: N8368U
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 reported that, while en route to his destination airport, he became emotional and decided to intentionally fly his airplane into the side of a mountain in an attempt to commit suicide. The pilot reported no mechanical malfunctions with the airplane.


The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
  • The pilot’s intentional flight into terrain.