Aviation Photo #1828565 Grumman E-2C Hawkeye (G-123) - USA - Navy

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Whilst taxiing at night during a brief visit to NALF Fentress, the starboard prop struck a deer and the animal was thrown through the fuselage and in turn wrote the aircraft off. The scab patch on the fuselage shows the point of impact.
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    K. Bell
    USA - Navy
    Grumman E-2C Hawkeye (G-123)
    Grumman E-2 Hawkeye (G-123)
    Grumman E-2 Hawkeye (G-123)
    A-40
    160420
    AC-601
    Chesapeake - Fentress NALF
    Virginia
    USA
    September 17, 2010
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Anonymous
6 years ago
Interesting. Thank you for the picture and detailed explanation of the incident.
Anonymous
6 years ago
This airplane was known as "Bambi" for years after it struck the deer. Was frequently used for parts over the years until it was finally regulated into a target for all the MWR paint ball teams using the portion of the airfield for games.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Poor deer.

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