NTSB Identification: CEN13CA337
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 08, 2013 in Vinton, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/13/2013
Aircraft: STIEGELMEYER JOHN R VANS RV-7A, registration: N717JR
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, during a day landing at a non-tower-controlled airport, the airplane had just touched down and was traveling at about 60 mph when the pilot saw four deer running across the runway. He reported that he had no time to react and could not avoid hitting one of the deer. The collision resulted in a rupture of the fuel cell in the wing, and substantial damage to the wing spar, engine compartment firewall, and lower fuselage.

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

The inadvertent collision with a deer during landing.

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