NTSB Identification: CHI96LA221.
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Accident occurred Thursday, June 27, 1996 in BAD AXE, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/03/1996
Aircraft: Cessna 182Q, registration: N4855N
Injuries: 2 Minor.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
During a landing flare at dusk, the passenger informed the pilot that there was a deer off the right side of the runway. The pilot attempted to go-around; however, the deer contacted the tail of the airplane, jamming the elevator control surface. The airplane climbed to an altitude of 20 to 25 feet, then entered a nose down descent to the runway. The nose of the airplane contacted the runway first, and the airplane slid off the side of the runway and nosed over.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: a deer that ran onto the runway. The light condition at dusk was a related factor. Full narrative available
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