On November 23, 2000, at 1704 central standard time, a Beech BE-23-A24R, N8060R, collided with two runway lights during landing on runway 35, at the Madison County Airport, in Jackson, Mississippi. The airplane was operated by the commercial pilot under the provisions of Title 14, CFR Part 91, and visual flight rules. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. The pilot and passenger were not injured and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The flight had originated from Temple, Texas, exact time unknown.

According to the pilot, during his landing roll on runway 35, two deer ran out in front of the airplane. He stated that while maneuvering to miss them, the horizontal stabilizer struck two runway lights damaging the stabilizer. The pilot was mailed a Pilot/Operator report but had not completed it at the time of this report.

Examination of the airplane failed to disclose a mechanical malfunction or component failure.

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