NTSB Identification: ATL04CA184.
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Accident occurred Thursday, September 09, 2004 in Mount Pleasant, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/03/2004
Aircraft: Piper PA-28-140, registration: N9621W
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

During takeoff, at approximately 60 knots, a deer crossed the takeoff path of the airplane and struck the airplane. The pilot reduced the power to idle and exited off the active runway onto a taxiway. Examination of the airplane revealed that the left wing spar was damaged.

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

Ground collision with an animal (deer) during an attempted takeoff.

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