Accident Piper PA-28-161 N607FT,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 293500
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Date:Tuesday 19 October 2004
Time:08:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-28-161
Owner/operator:Fit Aviation LLC
Registration: N607FT
MSN: 2841215
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Valkaria, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Melbourne International Airport, FL (MLB/KMLB)
Destination airport:Valkaria, FL (X59)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot stated that he was in the takeoff portion of the third touch-and-go, when a deer ran out from the infield and struck the right side of the airplane wing root area. He reduced engine power to idle and applied the brakes but the right brakes had failed. The airplane veered off the runway and came to stop at the departure end of runway 9 in the grass.

Probable Cause: The inadvertent collision with a deer during takeoff which resulted in damage to the right brake system and the airplane being unable to stop prior to the end of the runway.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

20 November 2018 N607FT Pilot Training Center Llc 0 Miami Executive Airport (KTMB), Miami-Dade County, FL sub

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10-Oct-2022 06:41 ASN Update Bot Added

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