Preliminary Accident Reports

December 2010 Issue

October 1, 2010, Sparta, Mich., Cessna 182Q

The pilot observed two deer crossing the runway from left to right just after lifting off during the night takeoff. One deer was in front of him and the other was to the left of his path. He pulled back on the yoke in an attempt to avoid the deer, at which time he heard a loud "bang."

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