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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 226198
Last updated: 23 October 2020
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Date:13-MAR-2018
Time:12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic EFOX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aeropro Eurofox LSA
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N989G
C/n / msn: 22407
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Punta Gorda, FL -   United States of America
Phase:
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Punta Gorda, FL (PGD)
Destination airport:Punta Gorda, FL (PGD)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot reported that, during the approach to land, a turkey vulture impacted the airplane's front windshield. After the impact, he declared an emergency and landed the airplane without further incident.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the front windshield.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.




Probable Cause: A collision with a large bird during approach.



Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20180313X71951&key=1

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

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