NTSB Identification: NYC91LA237.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45251.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 12, 1991 in JOHNSTOWN, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/03/1993
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N38147
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.

THE DUAL INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT WAS LANDING AT NIGHT WHEN A DEER RAN ONTO THE RUNWAY. THE AIRPLANE STRUCK THE DEER AND RECEIVED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE. THE DEER WAS NOT SEEN UNTIL IT WAS ILLUMINATED BY THE LANDING LIGHT.

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

A COLLISION WITH A DEER WHILE LANDING. A FACTOR RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WAS NIGHT CONDITIONS WHICH RESTRICTED THE PILOT'S VIEW OF THE DEER UNTIL IT WAS WITHIN THE ILLUMINATION OF THE LANDING LIGHT.

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