NTSB Identification: SEA92IA040.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 46114.
Incident occurred Sunday, January 19, 1992 in ANACORTES, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/14/1993
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200, registration: N2742R
Injuries: 1 Minor,3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

WHILE EN ROUTE FROM EASTSOUND, WASHINGTON, TO EVERETT, WASHINGTON, THE PIPER PA-28R-200 COLLIDED WITH A MALLARD. THE AIRCRAFT WAS CRUISING AT APPROXIMATELY 140 KNOTS IAS AT AN ALTITUDE OF APPROXIMATELY 1000 FEET. THE MALLARD PENETRATED THE PILOT'S WINDSCREEN, PASSING THROUGH THE UPPER CABIN AND AFT BULKHEAD BEFORE COMING TO REST IN THE REAR EMPENNAGE AREA. THE PILOT, WHO SUSTAINED MINOR INJURIES AND HAD HIS CORRECTIVE LENSES KNOCKED OFF DURING THE IMPACT, WAS ABLE TO CONTINUE FLIGHT WITH BACKUP GLASSES AND SUCCESSFULLY EXECUTED AN EMERGENCY LANDING AT ARLINGTON, WASHINGTON.

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

A BIRD IMPACTING THE AIRCRAFT.

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