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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144548
Last updated: 1 March 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172S Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Auburn University
Registration: N6194V
C/n / msn: 172S10771
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Weedon Field Airport, KEUF, Eufaula, AL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Panama City, FL (ECD)
Destination airport:Eufaula, AL (EUF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to the flight instructor, during a night landing at a non-tower-controlled airport, the student pilot flared the airplane. They both then felt and heard a loud jolt and thought the student pilot had made a hard landing. The student pilot completed the landing roll, turned the airplane around, and began to back taxi. During the back taxi, both pilots saw remnants of a deer in the middle of the runway. The student pilot was then directed to taxi off the runway and shut down the engine. A postaccident examination of the airplane revealed substantial damage to the main landing gear, engine compartment firewall, lower fuselage, nose cowling and propeller. No preexisting mechanical anomalies were noted with the airplane.
Probable Cause: An inadvertent collision with a deer during a night landing.


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Revision history:

22-Mar-2012 18:35 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:19 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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