NTSB Identification: NYC87LA248.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36408.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 13, 1987 in BROOKLINE, NH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150J, registration: N51085
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.

DURING AN APPROACH TO LAND AT NIGHT, THE PILOT SAW DEER ON THE RUNWAY THAT WERE FACING HIS DIRECTION AND MOVING TO THE RIGHT. HE DIDN'T SEE THE DEER UNTIL HE HAD REACHED A POINT WERE A GO-AROUND WOULD BE UNSAFE FOR THIS RUNWAY. IN AN EFFORT TO AVOID THE DEER, HE SLIPPED THE ACFT TO THE LEFT. ALTHOUGH HE HAD BEEN USING THE VASI LIGHTS & WAS AWARE OF THEIR POSITION, THE ACFT'S LEFT MAIN GEAR & WING STRUT HIT THE VASI LIGHT STRUCTURE & CARRIED IT INTO A AUTO WHICH WAS PARKED JUST BEYOND. THE ACFT THEN CONTINUED ANOTHER 50 FT AND NOSED OVER.

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

OBJECT..ANIMAL(S)

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

OBJECT..APPROACH LIGHT/NAVAID

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..VEHICLE

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