NTSB Identification: BFO89LA026.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 40227.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 02, 1989 in ODENTON, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/22/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 172H, registration: N8027L
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH BIRDS DURING CRUISE FLIGHT AT 1,800 FT MSL AT NIGHT. THREE OLDS QUAWS (DUCKS) WHICH AVERAGED 1 1/2 POUNDS EACH CONTACTED THE ACFT. ONE HIT THE UPPER LEADING EDGE SECTION OF THE LEFT WING. ONE CONTACTED AND REMOVED APRX 70 PERCENT OF THE WINDSHIELD PRIMARILY ON THE PILOT'S SIDE AND THE OTHER CONTACTED THE UPPER WINDSHIELD/FRAME AREA ON THE PASSENGER SIDE. A FORCED LANDING WAS SUCCESSFULLY ACCOMPLISHED AT FT. MEADE.

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

THE INFLIGHT COLLISION WITH BIRDS.

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