DEN00LA040
DEN00LA040

On January 8, 2000, at 1830 mountain standard time, a Piper PA-28R-201, N2292M, collided with a deer during landing roll at Pueblo Memorial Airport, Pueblo, Colorado. The aircraft sustained substantial damage and the private pilot was not injured. Dark night visual meteorological conditions prevailed for this cross-country flight operating under Title 14 CFR Part 91 and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from Colorado Springs, Colorado, at 1800.

According to the pilot, he was conducting a touch-and-go landing. He was on roll out and had raised the flaps for takeoff when he heard a noise and felt a "hard bump." He said he notified the tower that "something was wrong and there may be broken parts on the runway." He said he noted that right brake did not work, then taxied to the ramp and inspected the aircraft. Inspection revealed damage to the inboard 3 feet of the leading edge of the right wing, and damage to the right main landing gear.

Pueblo Memorial Airport has perimeter security fencing but does not have any specific equipment installed for wildlife control.

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