NTSB Identification: DEN00LA041.
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Accident occurred Saturday, January 08, 2000 in HUNTSVILLE, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/04/2000
Aircraft: Cessna 172P, registration: N65710
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The flight instructor and his student were flying in the mountains when a snow storm was encountered. The instructor decided to make a precautionary landing because flight conditions were deteriorating to IMC. While landing on the icy road, the airplane slid off into a ditch.

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

The snow shower, and the lack of suitable terrain for the precautionary landing.

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