Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary ERA14CA214

Hazlehurst, GA, USA

Aircraft #1




Same as Factual Information

Factual Information

The pilot approached his home airport on a long, straight-in, visual approach to land on a clear night with no wind. As the airplane touched down on the main landing gear, the pilot detected a "flash of brown" from his left and felt 3 rapid and distinct impacts before lowering the nose landing gear to the runway, which subsequently collapsed. The three occupants of the airplane egressed uninjured, and noted that the airplane had been substantially damaged. Several fatally injured deer were subsequently found on the runway. As a result of this investigation, the state department of transportation accelerated the planning and funding of a wildlife mitigation fence around the airport.

Probable Cause and Findings

An inadvertent collision with wildlife while landing.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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