ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 291518
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Narrative:The pilot reported that while performing aerial observation along a pipeline, he spotted a buzzard about 200 feet ahead of the airplane. The pilot further reported that he attempted to turn left to avoid the buzzard, but the bird changed its course and struck the right wing.
|Date:||Monday 11 January 2016|
|Year of manufacture:||1979|
|Total airframe hrs:||6537 hours|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Aircraft damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Baton Rouge, Louisiana -
United States of America
|Phase:|| Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)|
|Departure airport:||GONZALES, LA (L38)|
|Destination airport:||GONZALES, LA (L38)|
|Investigating agency: ||NTSB|
|Confidence Rating:|| Accident investigation report completed and information captured|
The pilot landed without further incident. A post-accident examination revealed substantial damage to the right wing.
The pilot reported there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: An inadvertent collision with a bird while maneuvering during an aerial observation flight.
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|Investigating agency: ||NTSB |
|Report number: ||GAA16CA101 |
|Status: ||Investigation completed|
|Duration: ||2 months|
|Download report: || Final report|
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