NTSB Identification: ATL85LA145.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27623.
Accident occurred Friday, April 19, 1985 in COLUMBIA, SC
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R-301, registration: N8047P
Injuries: 4 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 PLT STATED THAT DURING TAKEOFF THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR STRUCK A LARGE DOG WHICH RAN ONTO THE RWY. THE TAKEOFF WAS CONTINUED & THE PLT CIRCLED THE ARPT FOR 2 HRS TO BURN OFF EXCESS FUEL BEFORE PERFORMING A LDG WITH THE NOSE GEAR & THE LEFT MAIN LDG GEAR RETRACTED. THE RIGHT LDG GEAR WAS BROKEN AS A RESULT OF THE COLLISION WITH THE DOG.

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:

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR ATTACHMENT..SEPARATION



Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK

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