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N202EH accident description

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Crash location 42.700000°N, 71.550000°W
Nearest city Pepperell, MA
42.666756°N, 71.616180°W
4.1 miles away
Tail number N202EH
Accident date 23 Aug 2014
Aircraft type Dehavilland Dhc 6 Twin Otter
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

While climbing through 2,500 feet after takeoff, the pilot observed a red-tailed hawk approaching the airplane from below. The hawk impacted the left wing, and the pilot elected to perform a precautionary landing. The airplane subsequently landed without incident. Postaccident examination by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed substantial damage to the left wing.

NTSB Probable Cause

An inadvertent collision with a bird, which resulted in substantial damage to the left wing.

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