Accident Piper PA-28-140 N98222,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 294464
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Date:Wednesday 22 September 2004
Time:21:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-28-140
Owner/operator:15 Corporation
Registration: N98222
MSN: 28-26117
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Jackson, Michigan -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Charlotte-Fitch H Beach Airport, MI (KFPK)
Destination airport:Jackson-Reynolds Municipal Airport, MI (JXN/KJXN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane was substantially damaged during a collision with a deer on landing rollout. The pilot reported that he landed normally and had been rolling out for a "few seconds" when he saw a deer in "close proximity" to the aircraft. This animal did not pose a collision hazard. However, shortly afterward, the aircraft's right wing struck a second deer. He stated that he did not see the second animal prior to impact. He noted that the aircraft departed the right side of the runway and came to rest in the grass about 40 feet from the edge of the pavement. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident.

Probable Cause: Collision with a deer when it crossed the airplane's path during landing rollout. Factors were low lighting (night) conditions and the pilot's inability to maintain directional control due to the collision.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report

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