NTSB Identification: ERA14CA097
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, January 19, 2014 in Winchester, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/05/2014
Aircraft: CESSNA 195B, registration: N1960C
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 landing roll, he noticed three deer enter the runway from his left. One of the deer stopped on runway centerline and the pilot stated that he steered the airplane to the right, missed the deer, lost control of the airplane, and departed the right side of the runway. The airplane collided with a runway marker sign. Post-accident examination of the airplane revealed substantial damage to the fuselage and left wing. The pilot reported no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

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

The pilot's attempt to avoid a deer on the runway, which resulted in loss of aircrfat control, a runway excursion, and collision with a runway sign.

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