Bird strike Incident Cessna 182T Skylane PH-BBC,
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Date:Friday 6 November 2020
Time:c. 12:37 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 182T Skylane
Owner/operator:Eindhovense Aero Club Motorvliegen
Registration: PH-BBC
MSN: 18281983
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:near Veen, Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Eindhoven Airport (EIN/EHEH)
Destination airport:Eindhoven Airport (EIN/EHEH)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
During a prof check flight, a Cessna 182T struck an object while in flight at an altitude of about 1400 feet close to Veen, the Netherlands.
The pilots initially assumed the aircraft had suffered a bird strike and feared the undercarriage might have been damaged.
An AH-64 Apache helicopter, operated by the Royal Netherlands Air Force was operating in the area and performed an in-flight visual check. No damage to the undercarriage was observed.
The aircraft then turned back to Eindhoven Airport where a normal landing was made about 12:54 UTC.

It is now assumed a drone might have struck the aircraft as there was damage to the nose of the aircraft and propeller. A police investigation ruled out a bird strike.



Revision history:

08-Nov-2020 12:27 harro Added
08-Nov-2020 13:53 harro Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
22-Jun-2022 01:38 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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