NTSB Identification: CEN13CA031
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 24, 2012 in Carrollton, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/22/2013
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N5978E
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.

According to the pilot, during the takeoff roll, two deer ran out onto the runway. The propeller struck one deer and the second deer was struck by the right horizontal stabilizer. The pilot was able to maintain control of the airplane and taxied back to the ramp without further incident. The empennage was twisted and partially separated at the aft bulkhead and the right horizontal stabilizer was crushed aft and bent up. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical anomalies with the airplane before the impact.

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

The airplane’s collision with two deer during the takeoff roll.

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