PSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 8066 posts, RR: 26
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 10417 times:
US 3215 BNA-CLT, a Republic E-175
Deer are also a common issue at airports. Essentially an airport is more or less a large, open field. Often there are adjacent wooded areas near airports, plus they are protected due to fencing and often hunting isn't allowed. Airports will sometimes bring in sharpshooters as necessary.
An XJ Saab hit a deer up in CMX a few years ago. Squarely hit the #1 engine on takeoff roll very near V1. Ended up shearing off two of the prop blades (at near-max RPM), significantly damaging the engine cowling, and ingested "guts" into the engine. The aircraft was out of service for over a month.
MSYPI7185 From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 727 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 10388 times:
This is not new for CLT. I had a flt CLT-DEN 733 that hit a deer on the exact same runway, although it was several years back. Messed up the engine cowling pretty bad, luckily the deer was deflected down towards the runway rather than into the engine. Although there are neighborhoods near the airport on the west side, there are plenty of wooded areas around.
Don't know if they are still there, but there were several Foxes that lived on the airport property about midfield.
Loggat From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 681 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 10324 times:
Republic is having an unlucky day of things today. One of our planes got hit by a De-ice truck in BOS, then the deer in CLT, and our plane is OTS in YYZ for MX. From what I've heard, the damage is minimal, if not non-existant, but they were trying to track down a power washer as the deer guts made quite a mess.
There are 3 types of people in this world, those that can count, and those that can't.
OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 8215 times:
Quoting Freeze3192 (Reply 17): Warning...these are graphic pictures. This is what happens when a King Air meets a deer.
A buddy of mine used to work for Presidential at IAD, and he said one of their 737-200s hit one on landing there once. The animal got itself literally wrapped around the nose gear, and when the aircraft blocked-in at the gate, the deer was facing forward, almost like an odd "hood ornament" of sorts. Nobody got a picture, not that anyone knows about, anyways...
Adam42185 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 421 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 7580 times:
Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 11): Deer are also a common issue at airports. Essentially an airport is more or less a large, open field.
Dont some airports have a double airport fence around it so that deer when trying to get in will get trapped between the two fences? I think SBN has something like that, or were considering it. All hear-say though.
Wildlife strikes are serious problems at many airports and theres only so much that we can do to prevent it. Eliminating food sources, fences, stuff like that, but I dont think the issue of wildlife strikes is going anywhere anytime soon
Smcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 7457 times:
Quoting Adam42185 (Reply 21): Wildlife strikes are serious problems at many airports and theres only so much that we can do to prevent it. Eliminating food sources, fences, stuff like that, but I dont think the issue of wildlife strikes is going anywhere anytime soon
We should just make it entirely concrete.... that would solve the problem.... somewhat.
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