NTSB Identification: DFW05CA077.
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Accident occurred Friday, January 21, 2005 in Graham, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/08/2005
Aircraft: Cessna 182, registration: N832TC
Injuries: 1 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.

The 375-hour private pilot reported that it was still dark outside when he made a visual approach to the runway. As he leveled the airplane to land, he saw three deer crossing the runway directly in front of him and elected to go-around. During the go-around, the left main wheel struck one of the deer. The pilot elected to abort the go-around and landed on the remaining runway and taxied to the ramp. The deer was killed and was found laying on the middle of the runway.

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

The airplane's collision with a deer during a go-around. A contributing factor was the prevailing night condition.

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