NTSB Identification: NYC96LA137.
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Accident occurred Saturday, June 29, 1996 in MANSFIELD, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/01/1997
Aircraft: Cessna 152, registration: N48750
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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 the landing roll, the pilot observed a deer off the left side of the runway; he added power to pass the deer. The pilot then felt and heard a loud bang. The airplane then veered off the right side of the runway despite control inputs by the pilot. Examination of the airplane revealed that the vertical stabilizer was bent at an approximate 45 degree angle.

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

an animal (deer) that wandered onto the runway. The light condition (at dusk) was a related factor.

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