June 30, Warrenton, Va. / Cessna 152


At about 09:30 eastern time, a Cessna 152 struck a deer while making touch-and-go landings at Warrenton-Fauquier Airport. The student pilot was not injured. The pilot said he was on the go portion of a touch-and-go and was rotating the airplane for takeoff when a deer struck the airplanes left horizontal stabilizer. The stabilizer buckled and the left elevator was torn off. The student pilot continued the takeoff and performed an uneventful emergency landing in a field adjacent to the airport. The pilot reported 39 hours of total flight experience, of which 17 hours were in make and model.


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