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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145391
Last updated: 19 January 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172M Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Fly Kalamazoo Llc
Registration: N30380
C/n / msn: 17264138
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Three Rivers Municipal Dr Haines Airport - KHAI, Three Rivers, MI -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Kalamazoo, MI (KA20)
Destination airport:Three Rivers, MI (KHAI)
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to the certified flight instructor (CFI), the student pilot was practicing touch-and-go landings. During the second touch-and-go, as the airplane rotated for takeoff, it hit a deer. The CFI took control of the airplane, continued the takeoff, and established that there were no vibrations and that the airplane was controllable. The CFI elected to divert to a nearby airport where emergency services were available, if needed, and landed without further incident. Examination of the airplane revealed that the right wing strut and right gear mount were bent, and the right side of the fuselage was buckled.
Probable Cause: Collision with a deer during the takeoff roll.



Revision history:

02-May-2012 10:12 Geno Added
22-May-2012 19:07 Geno Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:40 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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