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NTSB Identification: GAA16CA196
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, April 14, 2016 in Moorestown, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/15/2016
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N958HP
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported during day visual meteorological conditions, he struck a goose at an altitude of about 2000 mean sea level while in cruise flight. The wind screen was shattered after the impact. The pilot further reported that he continued to the nearest airport and landed without further incident.

A postaccident examination revealed substantial damage to the wind screen.

According to the pilot there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
  • An in-flight bird strike, which resulted in wind screen damage.