Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary ERA21LA376

Unadilla, GA, USA

Aircraft #1


PIPER PA-44-180


The pilot reported that while enroute to his destination, about 2,400 ft mean sea level, he maneuvered to avoid a flock of birds; however, a bird contacted the left wing. He declared an emergency and landed the airplane at the nearest suitable airport without further incident. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause and Findings

The airplane's impact by a bird during the enroute portion of the flight.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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