NTSB Identification: SEA06CA081.
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Accident occurred Saturday, April 22, 2006 in Malad City, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/29/2006
Aircraft: Cessna 172 S, registration: N679SP
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

In a written statement the private pilot, who was at the controls during the accident, stated that after a high approach the airplane touched down at a point where it was "too late to execute a missed approach, because we had used so much of the runway. We both slammed on the brakes and started skidding off the end of the runway. We went through a barbed wire fence and hit a ditch. Hitting the ditch launched the aircraft over a road. We went through another fence and hit another ditch, flipping the aircraft upside down." The commercial pilot/certified flight instructor reported that the airplane was too high during the approach and just as he was going to instruct the pilot to go-around "...the wheels touched down and the tires started to lockup."

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

The private pilot's improper touchdown point during landing and the certified flight instructors delayed remedial action. Ditches and fences were factors in the accident.

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