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N79938 accident description

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Crash location 43.239444°N, 123.355833°W
Nearest city Roseburg, OR
43.216505°N, 123.341738°W
1.7 miles away
Tail number N79938
Accident date 25 Jun 2017
Aircraft type Cessna 172
Additional details: None
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NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that he was in the pattern performing touch and go landings. During a left descending turn from downwind to base, about ten large birds came into view below the nose of the airplane. He recalled that they appeared quickly and he was unable to take evasive action. He heard and felt a strike, followed by, "an appreciable drag on the left side." He also saw visible damage to the left wing. The pilot landed the airplane without further incident. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing ribs and leading edge.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

NTSB Probable Cause

An in-flight collision with a bird during the approach.

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