NTSB Identification: CEN12CA328
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, May 17, 2012 in Pipe Creek, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/29/2012
Aircraft: SHIVER TAILWIND W-10, registration: N625JS
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 as the airplane had accelerated to lift-off speed a deer appeared directly in front of the propeller. The airplane struck the deer and veered left. The airplane's left wing was substantially damaged when it subsequently impacted a tree. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions of the airplane before the deer strike.

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

An inadvertent collision with a deer during takeoff and the airplaneā€™s subsequent departure from the runway and impact with a tree.

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