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Cessna 172 Skyhawk, N6295E: Accident occurred December 29, 2021 at Camden County Airport (19N), Berlin, New Jersey

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. 

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Berlin, New Jersey
Accident Number: ERA22LA102
Date and Time: December 29, 2021, 17:15 Local
Registration: N6295E
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N6295E
Model/Series: 172
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: On file 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Dusk
Observation Facility, Elevation: KVAY, 53 ft msl 
Observation Time: 16:54 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 8°C /6°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 1100 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 360°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 9 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.95 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 39.778444,-74.947806 


  1. These full time resident Canada geese, nearly 80,000 of which call New Jersey home, weight in about 7 to 14 pounds and 2 to 3 feet in height.

  2. Tell the locals to stop the daily feeding of geese with loaves of bread and cases of crackers. The geese are destroying aircraft at 19N.

  3. Canadian geese have taken over year round in the southeast. In the greater metro Atlanta area I am shocked there aren't more strikes. Further, these birds take up "residence" in parking lots at retail stores, office complexes, and block suburban streets waddling in the road. They get real aggressive too during mating season and will chase after you. On top of that they leave nasty droppings everywhere and you can't do anything about them as they are considered migratory birds. My recommendation is to first remove their migratory status as they no longer fly south for the winter then back north for the summer, and then declare open season to cull the herd.