ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 193611
Last updated: 25 February 2017
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Narrative:American Airlines flight AA5320, a CRJ-701 aircraft, returned to land at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, North Carolina, USA, after reportedly striking a deer on takeoff.
Canadair CL-600-2C10 Regional Jet CRJ-701ER
|Owner/operator:||PSA Airlines, opf American Eagle|
|C/n / msn:|| 10165 |
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 48|
|Airplane damage:|| Minor|
|Location:||Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, NC (CLT/KCLT) -
United States of America
|Phase:|| Take off|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, NC (CLT/KCLT)|
|Destination airport:||Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport, MS (GPT/KGPT)|
The aircraft took off from runway 36C at 11:42 and the flight crew reported hearing a loud bang. The Tower controller stated that he heard a deer was involved. The flight crew decided to return and circled the airport before landing back about 12:10 hours.
A video from the approach and landing on runway 36R show a vapour trail behind the aircraft, originating from the right hand wing.
The aircraft turned left on taxiway Romeo and stopped after vacating the runway. Fire fighters applied foam over and below the right hand wing. The passengers then deplaned through the left hand main passenger door.
Damage could be seen on the leading edge of the right hand wing.
Five previous incidents are known to have happened at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport involving deer.
In 1994 a USAir DC-9 returned after hitting a deer on takeoff; no damage.
In 1996 a USAir Boeing 737-300 hit several deer after landing; minor damage.
In 2002 a Piedmont Airlines DHC-8 hit a deer after landing, causing the nose landing gear to collapse
In 2009 a Repubic Airlines ERJ-170 hit a deer after landing on runway 36C; no damage.
In 2010 a US Airways Boeing 737-400 hit a deer after landing; no damage.
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