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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 235294
Last updated: 15 May 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-23-250 Aztec
Registration: N6562A
MSN: 27-7954009
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Atlanta, GA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Fort Pierce, FL (FPR)
Destination airport:Atlanta, GA (FFC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that, during the landing flare, as the main landing gear touched down, he saw three deer run across the runway from the right to the left and directly under the airplane. He decided to go around and added power and increased pitch, but he was not able to clear the animals, and he heard and felt an impact under the airplane. He decided to abort the go-around, so he reduced power and landed back on the runway. The nose landing gear collapsed. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. The Federal Aviation Administration Airport Facility Directory page for the accident airport stated, in part, the following: "Deer on and [in vicinity of] airport."

Probable Cause: The airplane’s impact with a deer on the runway during landing.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

20-Apr-2020 07:36 ASN Update Bot Added

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