NTSB Identification: ATL95LA029.
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Accident occurred Sunday, December 18, 1994 in CARROLLTON, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/29/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 172F, registration: N5440R
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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ACCORDING TO THE STUDENT PILOT, WHILE TAXIING FOR TAKEOFF, A DEER CROSSED IN FRONT OF THE AIRPLANE. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO AVOID A COLLISION WITH THE DEER, AND THE AIRPLANE VEERED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE TAXIWAY INTO A STAND OF TREES.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE PILOT'S INADVERTENT COLLISION WITH TREES, ADJACENT TO THE TAXIWAY, WHILE ATTEMPTING TO AVOID A DEER THAT CROSSED THE TAXIWAY.

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