Feb. 8, Milwaukee, Wisc. / Beech 1900D


At 11:35 CST, a Beech 1900D was substantially damaged by an in-flight collision with a Canadian goose. No people were injured, but the goose was cooked. The Skyway Airlines flight was 24 miles from its destination at 2,900 feet when it encountered a flock of 20 to 30 Canadian geese. One goose struck the outboard leading edge of the right wing, puncturing the leading edge and rupturing the fuel tank. The crew shut down the right engine, declared an emergency and completed the flight to General Mitchell International.


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