NTSB Identification: FTW86LA121.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30760.
Accident occurred Monday, June 23, 1986 in GEORGETOWN, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N3737K
Injuries: 3 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.

THE INSTRUCTOR PILOT WAS DEMONSTRATING NIGHT LANDINGS TO HIS STUDENT PILOT, WHEN THE AIRCRAFT VEERED TO THE RIGHT ON TOUCHDOWN. THE INSTRUCTOR THOUGHT HIS STUDENT WAS ON THE RIGHT RUDDER, BUT FAILED TO OVERRIDE HIM BY APPLYING LEFT RUDDER. THE NEXT MORNING REVEALED THE AIRCRAFT HAD COLLIDED WITH A DEER ON TOUCHDOWN AND HAD CONTINUED TO DRAG THE DEER SOME DISTANCE WITH THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR, CAUSING THE AIRCRAFT TO VEER TO THE RIGHT.

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

OBJECT..ANIMAL(S)


Contributing Factors

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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