NTSB Identification: MIA00LA063.
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Accident occurred Saturday, January 01, 2000 in HOMESTEAD, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/29/2000
Aircraft: Cessna 550, registration: N752CC
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

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The pilot-in-command (PIC) stated he was in cruise flight at 1,000 feet, 200 knots, 5 miles from the destination airport when the airplane experienced an in-flight collision with a bird on the leading edge of the right wing. The PIC notified the control tower and landed without further incident.

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

An inadvertent in-flight collision with a bird in cruise flight resulting in substantial damage to the airplane.

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