NTSB Identification: CHI01LA021.
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Accident occurred Friday, October 20, 2000 in QUINCY, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/19/2001
Aircraft: Beech A36, registration: N6682Z
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The airplane was damaged when the right wing struck a deer on the takeoff portion of a touch and go. The pilot said that "...an adult buck deer ran into our line of travel from the north side of the runway at approximately one third the distance of RWY 22 striking our outboard right wing just as I was rotating for takeoff. Our approximate speed at time of impact was 75 kts. Visibility was good, and the sky was clear, however there was no moonlight-making it a very dark night."

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

the evasive maneuver not possible by the pilot and the deer on the runway. A factor was the dark night.

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