Accident Piper PA-28-161 N8325H, Thursday 12 January 2006
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Date:Thursday 12 January 2006
Time:17:55 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-28-161
Registration: N8325H
MSN: 28-8116130
Engine model:Lycoming O-320-D3G
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:West Branch, Michigan -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Escanaba-Delta County Airport, MI (ESC/KESC)
Destination airport:West Branch, MI (Y31)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane contacted a deer during a landing roll. The pilot reported that the landing was normal. During the landing roll, she felt the airplane "jerk" to the left. She reported that she was able to maintain control of the airplane on the runway. A passenger in the airplane stated that he saw the deer just prior to it contacting the airplane, but there was not enough time for the pilot to take evasive action. The deer contacted the left wing of the airplane.

Probable Cause: An encounter with a deer during landing.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CHI06CA065
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report



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