On March 30, 2005, 0735 eastern standard time, a Swearingen SA227-AC, N811BC, registered to International Bonded Couriers Inc., and operated by IBC Airways Inc., as a Title 14 CFR Part 91 instructional flight, impacted a deer while landing at Dade-Collier Training and Transition Airport, Miami, Florida. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The airline transport-rated pilot and copilot/check airman were not injured, and the airplane incurred substantial damage. The flight originated the same day at Miami International Airport, Miami, Florida, about 0730. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot stated that he was undergoing a 6-month flight proficiency check with the company's chief pilot. He further stated that they were performing their first approach of ther day to runway 09, with a circle to land on runway 27, and that the landing on runway 27 had initially been without incident. According to the pilot, during the landing rollout, the chief pilot told him that deer were crossing, and he saw that a group of deer had crossed from right to left, and were no longer a factor at the time. The pilot said that he had already placed the engines in full reverse, and was applying heavy braking when he noticed another three or four deer crossing the runway from the right. He said that one deer crossed in front of the airplane, struck the nose wheel, and was thrown into the left propeller. The impact killed the deer, and detached the propeller, which punctured the fuselage.
This report was modified on May 30, 2006.