NTSB Identification: DEN89IA071.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38041.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Incident occurred Monday, January 30, 1989 in LANDER, WY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/26/1992
Aircraft: BEECH E90, registration: N87CH
Injuries: 5 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.

ACFT WAS ON A MEDIVAC FLT AND WAS TAKING OFF ON RWY 03 AT LANDER, WY. DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL, PLT SAW TWO DEER RUNNING ACROSS RWY AND ROTATED ACFT ABRUPTLY TO AVOID COLLISION. HE FELT 'MODERATE' IMPACT. AFTER DETERMINING LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR HAD BEEN DAMAGED, PLT DIVERTED TO CASPER, WY, WHERE THERE WAS LONGER, WIDER RWYS AND CFR FACILITIES. AFTER BURNING OFF EXCESS FUEL, PLT MADE INTENTIONAL WHEELS-UP LANDING. ACFT WAS EVACUATED IN 40 SEC. POST ACC INVESTIGATION REVEALED PARTS OF THE LEFT MAIN LNDG GEAR AND TWO DEAD DEER ON THE TAKEOFF RWY AT LANDER.

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

DEER ON THE RUNWAY.

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