NTSB Identification: DEN08LA049.
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Accident occurred Saturday, January 12, 2008 in Pine Bluffs, WY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/30/2008
Aircraft: Cessna 172M, registration: N12606
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The pilot had been practicing touch-and-go landings when "a very large gust of wind blew [him] completely out of control to the point of approaching airborne." The airplane went off the side of the runway and struck a snow bank, resulting in substantial damage.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane. Contributing factors in this accident were the unfavorable wind and the snow bank.

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