NTSB Identification: NYC98LA072.
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Accident occurred Friday, February 27, 1998 in AVOCA, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/26/2001
Aircraft: Mooney M20J, registration: N1173N
Injuries: 1 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.

The pilot was being vectored for an ILS approach in night visual meteorological conditions, when he felt a jolt and the airplane descended. He recovered control of the airplane and proceeded directly to the airport, and landed without further difficulty. Post flight examination revealed a goose imbedded in the vertical stabilizer of the airplane.

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

a bird strike.

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