NTSB Identification: ANC02LA079.
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Accident occurred Saturday, July 13, 2002 in Toksook Bay, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/29/2003
Aircraft: de Havilland DHC-6, registration: N885EA
Injuries: 13 Uninjured.

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The scheduled air carrier flight had just lifted off the runway and started to climb, when it encountered a flock of birds. One or more of the birds struck the right wing of the airplane. The airplane continued to its destination, and landed without incident. About 6 feet of the right wing's leading edge, and 2 wing ribs were replaced due to the bird strike.

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

A bird strike during takeoff, which resulted in damage to the right wing.

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