NTSB Identification: ERA11CA072
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, November 13, 2010 in Andover, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/16/2011
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N15499
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.

According to the pilot, the airplane was on final approach with the runway lights and airplane landing lights illuminated. During the landing flare, he heard a "bang" from the right side of the airplane. As the airplane continued on the landing rollout, the right wing settled onto the ground. The airplane veered to the right and came to rest on the edge of the runway surface. A postaccident examination of the airplane revealed that the right main landing gear was separated, which resulted in substantial damage to the right wing spar. The separated right main landing gear was located on the runway adjacent to a dead deer. The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical anomalies with the airplane prior to it colliding with the deer.

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

An inadvertent collision with a deer on the runway during a night landing.

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