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N5556R accident description

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Crash location 44.859722°N, 94.382500°W
Nearest city Hutchinson, MN
44.935518°N, 94.321649°W
6.0 miles away
Tail number N5556R
Accident date 05 Nov 2008
Aircraft type Cessna 172F
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that the airplane he was flying impacted a bird during landing while on a local flight. He said that he was at 50 feet above ground, 100 feet from the approach end of the runway, descending at 300 feet per minute, and was at 80 mph when the airplane’s right wing impacted the bird. The right wing lost lift. He stated that he applied full left rudder, full left aileron, and full engine power. He said that he landed with "moderate impact" on the main landing gear.

NTSB Probable Cause

The bird that the airplane struck while on final approach.

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