Accident Cessna 172F Skyhawk N8368U, Sunday 25 January 2015
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Date:Sunday 25 January 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172F Skyhawk
Registration: N8368U
MSN: 17252268
Year of manufacture:1964
Total airframe hrs:2681 hours
Engine model:Continental O-300-D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Near Rabbit Ears Pass, SE of Steamboat Springs, CO -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Baggs, WY
Destination airport:Greeley, CO (GXY)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
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.
Probable Cause: The pilot’s intentional flight into terrain.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN15LA122
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


FAA register:


Revision history:

25-Jan-2015 23:17 Geno Added
26-Jan-2015 07:06 Geno Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
28-Jan-2015 18:24 Geno Updated [Nature, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 11:49 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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