NTSB Identification: IAD05CA106.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, July 27, 2005 in Stow, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/27/2005
Aircraft: Grumman American AA-5B, registration: N28860
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 the night landing rollout, the pilot observed a deer running toward the runway from left to right. Shortly thereafter, the left wing struck the deer, resulting in substantial damage.

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

An inadvertent collision with a deer during the landing roll. A factor was the night lighting conditions.

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