CHI01LA021
CHI01LA021

On October 20, 2000, at 2000 central daylight time, a Beech A36, N6682Z, piloted by a private pilot, sustained substantial damage when its right wing struck a deer while taking off from runway 22 (7,098 feet by 150 feet asphalt/concrete) at the Quincy Regional-Baldwin Field Airport, Quincy, Illinois. The 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight was operating in visual meteorological conditions and was not on a flight plan. The pilot and the certified flight instructor passenger were not injured. The pilot had been performing touch and go landings. The local flight originated at about 1950.

In a written statement, the pilot said that he was making a touch and go when, "...an adult buck deer ran into our line of travel from the north side of the runway at approximately one third the distance of RWY 22 striking our outboard right wing just as I was rotating for takeoff. Our approximate speed at time of impact was 75 kts. Visibility was good, and the sky was clear, however there was no moonlight-making it a very dark night." The pilot aborted the takeoff and airport personnel removed the dead deer from the runway.

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