Narrative:The Falcon 20 landed at Wheeling-Ohio County Airport, WV (HLG) runway 03 following an ILS approach. Shortly after touchdown the pilot-in-command saw a deer ahead on the runway. Before he could take evasive action the airplane struck two deer. Afterwards brake pressure was lost. The pilot steered the aircraft onto grass off the right side of the runway to avoid going past the runway end and down a hill. Examination revealed that the deer were struck with the left main gear, fracturing a hydraulic brake line.
|Date:||Thursday 11 February 1988|
|Type:||Dassault Falcon 20|
|C/n / msn:|| 194|
|First flight:|| 1969|
|Total airframe hrs:||7163|
|Engines:|| 2 General Electric CF700-2D2|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Wheeling-Ohio County Airport, WV (HLG) (United States of America)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Departure airport:||Akron/Canton Regional Airport, OH (CAK/KCAK), United States of America|
|Destination airport:||Wheeling-Ohio County Airport, WV (HLG), United States of America|
Landing gear,normal brake system..disabled
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Distance from Akron/Canton Regional Airport, OH to Wheeling-Ohio County Airport, WV as the crow flies is 106 km (66 miles).