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N969SH accident description

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Crash location 43.167778°N, 86.235555°W
Nearest city Muskegon, MI
43.260571°N, 86.183391°W
6.9 miles away
Tail number N969SH
Accident date 19 Apr 2010
Aircraft type True Flight Holdings LLC AA-5B
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that he was in cruise at 2,500 feet above mean sea level and was flying with an airspeed of about 120 knots. He saw a goose pass from left to right just above the engine cowl. The airplane sustained substantial damage when the bird struck the right wing. He declared an emergency to an air traffic controller and diverted to an airport. He stated that the smell of fuel was present during the emergency landing and he landed without further incident.

NTSB Probable Cause

The inadvertent in-flight collision with a goose.

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