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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 149262
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Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 36A
Owner/operator:Fox Flight, Inc.
Registration: C-FEMT
MSN: 024
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Tweed New Haven Regional Airport - KHVN, CT -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:New Haven, CT (HVN)
Destination airport:Goose Bay, (CYYR)
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to the pilot, during the takeoff roll, he noticed two deer on the right side of the runway that were moving into the path of the airplane. He aborted the takeoff and applied maximum braking, but the airplane subsequently struck a deer with the right wing, resulting in substantial damage to the spar. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. Airport personnel indicated that deer are not a known problem at the airport and that postaccident discussions between airport personnel and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are underway to install a full airport perimeter fence. In addition, the airport readjusted the agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture Wildlife Management Division in order to improve wildlife hazard mitigation strategies.
Probable Cause: An inadvertent collision with a deer during the takeoff roll.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

22-Sep-2012 11:56 Alpine Flight Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
19-Aug-2017 13:53 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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