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N21553 accident description

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Crash location 43.057222°N, 83.806389°W
Nearest city Flushing, MI
43.063083°N, 83.851073°W
2.3 miles away
Tail number N21553
Accident date 25 Jun 2016
Aircraft type Cessna 172
Additional details: None
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NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that during a night landing he collided with a deer on the runway during touchdown. The impact resulted in substantial damage to the horizontal stabilizer and elevator of the airplane.

The pilot reported that there were no pre impact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

NTSB Probable Cause

The collision with a deer during touchdown of a night landing, which resulted in substantial damage to the horizontal stabilizer and elevator of the airplane.

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