NTSB Identification: LAX08CA186.
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Accident occurred Monday, June 16, 2008 in Sandpoint, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/30/2008
Aircraft: Alon A2, registration: N1018S
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.

The pilot reported that he was performing touch-and-go landings on runway 01. Following the third landing, right at liftoff on departure (70 to 75 mph), the right wing struck a deer. The airplane veered right, and the pilot was unable to regain control. The airplane impacted the airport's perimeter fence. Both wings were damaged, the empennage was nearly separated from the fuselage, and the empennage was broken at two locations. The sun had set approximately 40 minutes before the accident.

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

The airplane struck a deer on the runway while performing touch-and-go landings. Contributing to the accident was the dusk light condition.

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