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Delta CRJ-200 Strikes, Kills 2 Deer  
User currently offlinemohunk From United States of America, joined May 2007, 57 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 17961 times:

A Delta CRJ-200 operated by Pinnacle Airlines strikes and kills two deer in Brainerd , MN while arriving from MSP. The plane was estimated to be traveling at 100 MPH, no passengers hurt.

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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12173 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 17957 times:

Animals on runways are always a hazard to aircraft. I suspect there is significant damage to the aircraft.

User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25850 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 17876 times:

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 1):
Animals on runways are always a hazard to aircraft. I suspect there is significant damage to the aircraft.

A bear could do significant damage too. One was reported near the runway at YHZ on July 4. Excerpt from Transport Canada incident summary.

A bear encroached on Runway 23 in Halifax (CYHZ). Aircraft were advised to use Runway 14. JZA887 and ACA623 were delayed. Several other aircraft experienced minor delays as well.


User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4491 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 17759 times:

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 1):
Animals on runways are always a hazard to aircraft. I suspect there is significant damage to the aircraft.

A definite possibility--some of the worst damage I've seen to an airplane was from a deer strike on the runway.

An airport I used to fly into was so bad I'd have to make low passes over the runway to scare them off. Sometimes more than once.



I got my head checked--by a jumbo jet
User currently offlineDLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1946 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks ago) and read 17627 times:

I'm not familiar with BRD or deer for that matter so this might be a stupid question... but... How do deer make it on an airfield that is suppose to be surrounded by perimeter fence?

User currently onlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4578 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks ago) and read 17620 times:

Quoting DLX737200 (Reply 4):
How do deer make it on an airfield that is suppose to be surrounded by perimeter fence?

They jump over the fence! (Seriously)


User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7706 posts, RR: 27
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks ago) and read 17570 times:

Back in about 2000 or so, a Mesaba Saab-340 hit a deer on its takeoff roll I believe in CMX (Houghton, MI). They aborted the takeoff and it did a number to the aircraft. I believe they had to bring in Saab engineers from Sweden to make the repairs to the aircraft, being out of service for about a month.

Got to love the Northern White-tail deer, they are all over the Great Lakes region.

The deer can jump pretty high, easily clearing a 6-8 ft. fence. I wonder how high the perimeter fence is in BRD.

Looks like it was a Pinnacle CRJ.


User currently onlinerj777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1880 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks ago) and read 17538 times:

And let the deer jokes begin!

User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7971 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 17174 times:

Quoting N62NA (Reply 5):
Quoting DLX737200 (Reply 4):
How do deer make it on an airfield that is suppose to be surrounded by perimeter fence?

They jump over the fence! (Seriously)

For real, you'd be surprised at what those creatures can do



Ironically I have never flown a Delta MD-90 :)
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21796 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 17144 times:

Quoting mohunk (Thread starter):
A Delta CRJ-200 operated by Pinnacle Airlines strikes and kills two deer in Brainerd , MN

Oh dear, that can't be good for an airframe.  

I was flying into an airport in that area once just after dusk, and as I got close to the runway I saw a few deer in the beams of the landing lights. I went around, and as I did so I saw more of them just standing around along the runway. There must have been about 20 of them grazing and doing whatever other things deer do. They scattered, and when I came in to land the second time they were all gone. I wouldn't want to think what sort of damage a collision with one of them would do to a PA28.

-Mir



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User currently offlineJoeCanuck From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 5477 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 16599 times:

Most of the world thinks of deer as cuddly little Bambis...most of Canada considers them little more than rats with antlers. Cudos to Pinnacle for culling the herd.


What the...?
User currently offlineSYDBWI From Australia, joined Feb 2011, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 16543 times:

Dearly departed! Or Dearly arrived in this case  

Sorry I had to do it...

[Edited 2011-07-08 00:30:44]


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User currently offlineapodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4303 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 16507 times:

Well, since it was two deer, after the taxidermist is done both the CA and FO have trophies.  

User currently offlineconnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 16365 times:

Quoting DLX737200 (Reply 4):
I'm not familiar with BRD or deer for that matter so this might be a stupid question... but... How do deer make it on an airfield that is suppose to be surrounded by perimeter fence?
Quoting N62NA (Reply 5):
They jump over the fence! (Seriously)
Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 8):
For real, you'd be surprised at what those creatures can do

I used to live in a semi-isolated community in Manitoba, Canada. Between my yard and my neighbours was a 7 foot array of both fence and electrical "dissuaders" (so that Sylvia's garden might be protected). Several times every year I recall seeing grown bucks jump the fence from a dead stop. Seriously. White-tails are tremendous jumpers. Given a run-up I don't think a 10 or 11 foot fence would stop them.

Couple of times I recall fawns would try it and get hung up on the fence. The electrical array delivered about 10 kV @ microamps level to startle the beasts, so the little guys would start thrashing. Went out and eased them over the fence both times and got kicked once in the process. Not fun.



Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24960 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 16205 times:

Poor deer, killed by a CRJ of all things  
  



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User currently offlinebj87 From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 448 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 15435 times:

O deer, I guess the pilots were in the mood for some fast food 

(This was too easy to pass up)

Seriously though, that must have done some serious damage to that plane.


User currently offlinen729pa From UK - England, joined Jan 2011, 432 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 15100 times:

I wonder what the repair bill will be.....hope it's not "too dear"
  


User currently offlineDAL763ER From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 553 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 15037 times:

I wonder whether they got a complimentary deer in-flight meal on the outbound.


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User currently offlineDullesFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 14891 times:

Venison is good eatin'!!!

User currently offlineSalukipilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 14506 times:

BOOM!

Protein everywhere!



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User currently offlineJBo From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 2373 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 14163 times:

Quoting DLX737200 (Reply 4):
I'm not familiar with BRD or deer for that matter so this might be a stupid question... but... How do deer make it on an airfield that is suppose to be surrounded by perimeter fence?

Deer can easily jump a 6 to 8 foot fence, as others have mentioned. This is why many airports have upgraded their perimeter fences to 10 feet - not for security, but for wildlife! Even so, deer can still sometimes make the 10 foot jump and get into the airfield. We have it happen here at MKG after our fence was upgraded.



I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.
User currently offlineDelimit From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 1513 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 14073 times:

After the A380 incident the CRJ's have had a bit of a chip on their shoulder...

User currently offlineSeeTheWorld From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1325 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 14075 times:

I was in a 19-seater UA Express about 12 years ago ... Dulles-Syracuse and we had to abort our takeout due to a deer on the runway at IAD ...

User currently offlineDashTrash From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 13703 times:

A buddy of mine hit one in a Dash 8 at CLT. They're everywhere....

Quoting JoeCanuck (Reply 10):
Most of the world thinks of deer as cuddly little Bambis...most of Canada considers them little more than rats with antlers.

Yeah, but rats don't grill up as well.

Quoting Delimit (Reply 21):
After the A380 incident the CRJ's have had a bit of a chip on their shoulder...

"Comair...... Take us for a spin!".


User currently offlineBryanG From United States of America, joined May 1999, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 13503 times:

Two months ago I was on an ERJ into Dayton, Ohio. About 10 feet from touchdown, the pilot applied go-around power and pulled back up. He announced to the cabin that a pack of deer were crossing the runway. Good for them for spotting the deer in time.

25 Post contains images enilria : From FOX: "WHEN PLANES ATTACK ANIMALS!!! with Ryan Seacrest" Sundays at 8pm...
26 aerlingusa330 : Or Animal Planet: "DEER WARS"
27 nwaesc : Yep. They can also find spots on the fence line to burrow under, or even easier, find a gate that may have been left open. In my station, it's not un
28 skysurfer : Easy tiger, that's not fair to rats!!!! lol
29 Post contains links lymanm : Someone had to do it: click to see a King Air in the aftermath of a deer encounter. http://www.jesseshunting.com/images/...-king-air200-collision-bc-2
30 johnkrist : I think RR and GE should do engine tests up to bovine sized animals...you just never know
31 Delimit : Ruminant gun!
32 Post contains images mrskyguy : It's endearing to know the crew and passengers were unharmed.
33 ouboy79 : Forget the trophies, stock the deep freeze up with meat for the next few weeks. :-P
34 jsquared : Good thing this wasn't a larger jet - I can't imagine what deer vs. wing-mounted engine would have looked like!
35 DesertJets : Deer sausage, venison stew, venison chilli..... and you know somebody up there took those deer off to a game butcher.
36 airportugal310 : Or to change up a Family Guy line... "Next Up: Fast airplanes, slow animals"
37 Post contains links PSU.DTW.SCE : There is a small picture of the engine on XJ Saab that hit a deer back in 2000 here. The deer directly hit the propellor spinner, sheared off two blad
38 qcflyer : Time to call their catering department!
39 MNMncrcnwjr : Saw the results of a NC CV-580 starboard prop slice and dice of a White tail in MNM in the mid '70s .. Just a new prop for the repair ... Another CV-5
40 GSPflyer : Thats what we call "Fast Food" down here in the South! Don't know how it got there, but I have seen a Coyote inside the fence at GSP. Surprised there
41 JoeCanuck : ...easier to cook on a stick, tho. Maybe to compensate, we could encourage labs to do experiments on deer instead.
42 TheCol : At rural airports in Canada, such as YDQ, it's not uncommon to see NOTAMs warning aviators about deer or moose on the runway. A bull moose will charge
43 Post contains links teneriffe77 : Air Zimbabwe had an Ma-60 damaged by a warthog in 2009 http://avherald.com/h?article=4223c5ac&opt=0
44 MNMncrcnwjr : Great reference to a moose strike in the movie Miracle (2004) as the team pushed the Mesaba F27 back to the Terminal in somewhere MN .....
45 Post contains links alphascan : A link to an article with more information, even though the writer is a tad aviation challenged. http://brainerddispatch.com/news/201...7-05/taxiing-j
46 BrouAviation : And the obvious question: Who's gonna pay for this? Airline insurance or airport insurance? Especially when a break in the perimeter let the deers thr
47 richierich : Lots of weird stuff can happen in Brainerd, don't ya know...
48 combatshadow : Someone beat me to the catering joke! But I was gonna say shortly after, a catering truck was seen speeding to the end of the runway... Insurance![Edi
49 Post contains images legacytravel : Does that go under collission or comp and what's the deductible. lol My wife hit two deer at the same time with our Mercury Sable.. New hood, fender,
50 eclipseflight7 : Does Pinnacle hold a hunting license?
51 crjavionics : They damaged the main landing gear door and took out both flaps. The a/c is still in work.
52 crjfixer : what he said is correct ^^
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