NTSB Identification: IAD00LA001.
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Accident occurred Saturday, October 16, 1999 in STAATSBURG, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/17/2001
Aircraft: Cessna 182S, registration: N783WW
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 performed a landing to the sod runway. He said he used back pressure on the control yoke during the rollout to keep the nose wheel off the runway. According to the pilot, he applied the brakes, lowered the nose, '...and lo and behold, there was a deer! I applied left brake to avoid the deer and went down an embankment I was unaware of.' The airplane departed the left side of the runway, struck brush, and sustained damage to the left wing, the left main landing gear, and the propeller.

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

was the pilot's encounter with an unseen embankment while maneuvering to avoid a deer on the runway.

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