Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Cessna 414A Chancellor, N2616N: Incident occurred September 28, 2021 at Paoli Municipal Airport (I42), Orange County, Indiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis, Indiana

Aircraft struck a deer on landing.  

Land of Indiana Inc

Date: 29-SEP-21
Time: 00:15:00Z
Regis#: N2616N
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 414
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

1 comment:

  1. It's fall, deer are on the move and are overpopulated now. Be careful out there either in your aircraft OR vehicle. They kill hundreds of people annually in car crashes.

    According to the NHTSA, there are nearly 1 million auto accidents with deer each year that kill over 200 Americans, cause more than 10,000 personal injuries, and result in excess of $1 billion (yeah that's with a B) in vehicle damage. For aircraft, there are no direct deaths from deer impact but there are some interesting stats from the FAA. The following reflect the number of planes run afoul due to wildlife strikes of these species, according to the FAA Wildlife strike database (1990-2014):

    • Seagulls= 916
    • White-tail deer= 671
    • Canada goose= 659
    • Turkey vulture= 292
    • Red-tail hawk= 288

    And the average repair costs for the plane after hitting the 5 animal species listed above:

    –Gulls: $65,000
    –Deer: $111,00
    –Geese: $381,000
    –Vulture: $74,000
    –Hawk: $182,000