ANC05CA102
ANC05CA102

On July 14, 2005, about 1900 Alaska daylight time, a Piper PA-32-301 airplane, N8152Z, sustained substantial damage during the landing roll, when it collided with a deer on the runway at the Karluk Airport, Karluk, Alaska. The airplane was being operated by Island Air, Kodiak, Alaska, as a visual flight rules (VFR) on-demand air taxi passenger flight under Title 14, CFR Part 135, when the accident occurred. The commercial certificated pilot and sole passenger were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and company flight following procedures were in effect. The flight departed Kodiak about 1815.

During a telephone conversation with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator-in-charge (IIC) on July 15, the chief pilot for the operator said during the landing roll a deer ran onto the runway, and was struck by the right horizontal stabilizer of the airplane. He said the horizontal stabilizer and empennage were structurally damaged.

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