NTSB Identification: IAD05CA124.
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Accident occurred Sunday, August 21, 2005 in Readington, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/28/2006
Aircraft: Cessna 421C, registration: N6159X
Injuries: 8 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.

As the airplane touched down, a "herd of deer" ran across the runway into the airplane's path. The airplane struck 2 or 3 deer, then veered to the right, departing the runway surface.

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

An encounter with animals during the landing - flare/touchdown.

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