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N79SK accident description

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Crash location 43.169445°N, 86.238055°W
Nearest city Muskegon, MI
43.260571°N, 86.183391°W
6.9 miles away
Tail number N79SK
Accident date 19 Aug 2003
Aircraft type Beech 1900D
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On August 19, 2003, at 2315 eastern daylight time, a Beech 1900D, N79SK, operated by Skyway Airlines as flight 1411, sustained substantial damage during an on-ground collision with a deer while landing on runway 06 (6,501 feet by 150 feet, asphalt) at the Muskegon County Airport (MKG), Muskegon, Michigan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The flight was operating under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 121 on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan. The two flightcrew members and ten passengers were not injured. The flight departed from General Mitchell International Airport (MKE), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at 2240.

According to a written statement provided by Skyway Airlines, during the landing rollout two deer crossed the runway and the airplane impacted one of the deer. The deer collided with the left propeller, causing substantial damage to the left engine nacelle firewall and supporting structure.

NTSB Probable Cause

The airplane colliding with a deer during the landing roll.

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