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N30380 accident description

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Crash location 41.959722°N, 85.593055°W
Nearest city Three Rivers, MI
41.943937°N, 85.632493°W
2.3 miles away
Tail number N30380
Accident date 01 May 2012
Aircraft type Cessna 172M
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

According to the certified flight instructor (CFI), they were practicing touch and go landings. During the second touch and go, the airplane hit a deer, just as the airplane rotated. The CFI continued with the takeoff and established that there were no vibrations and that the airplane was controllable. The CFI elected to divert to a nearby airport where emergency services were available, and landed without further incident. Examination of the airplane revealed that the right wing strut and right gear mount were bent and the right side of the fuselage was buckled.

NTSB Probable Cause

Collision with a deer during the takeoff roll.

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