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CLT AA Flight Struck Deer

Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:41 pm

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/plane- ... /494473932

AA regional jet struck deer during takeoff. 44 on board have deplaned. Video footage shows damage to slats on the right wing.

Plane is currently on a taxiway with fire crew around the plane. The plane has been sprayed down with fire retardant. Not sure if the plane departed the runway or had an aborted takeoff.

Working to determine which flight this is and the name of the deer....
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Re: CLT AA Flight Struck Deer

Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:43 pm

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Re: CLT AA Flight Struck Deer

Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:55 pm

The North Pole reports that a member of its flying crew named Rudolph was injured due to a collision during an off-season training run.

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Re: CLT AA Flight Struck Deer

Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:00 pm

flygmolinafmly wrote:
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/plane-hits-deer-during-takeoff-at-charlotte-douglas-aiport/494473932


Not sure if the plane departed the runway or had an aborted takeoff.



The plane took off and returned to CLT.
On the link you posted there is a video of the aircraft landing with damage at the right wing and apparently leaking fuel from it.
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Re: CLT AA Flight Struck Deer

Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:10 pm

Oh dear.

All kidding aside, how often does aircraft vs animal (birdstrike excluded) collisions occur?
 
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Re: CLT AA Flight Struck Deer

Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:18 pm

If a airliner (CV 580) can hit a moose while landing back in the day, and an AS plane can be damaged by a fish while flying, I supposed hitting a deer at CLT is possible.
 
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Re: CLT AA Flight Struck Deer

Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:18 pm

Seabear wrote:
Oh dear.

All kidding aside, how often does aircraft vs animal (birdstrike excluded) collisions occur?


It's happened a few times at CLT and elsewhere...I believe about a year ago there was a Q400 that hit a deer at STS. Doesn't seem to be uncommon.
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Re: CLT AA Flight Struck Deer

Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:20 pm

Probably PSA.
 
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Re: CLT AA Flight Struck Deer

Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:21 pm

When i worked in CLT around 2010 a US 737-400 hit a deet on landing with the mains... wasnt pretty.
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Re: CLT AA Flight Struck Deer

Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:51 pm

Varsity1 wrote:
Probably PSA.


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Re: CLT AA Flight Struck Deer

Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:06 pm

max999 wrote:
The North Pole reports that a member of its flying crew named Rudolph was injured due to a collision during an off-season training run.

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Re: CLT AA Flight Struck Deer

Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:07 pm

How did the deer manage to get on the airfield? I assume CLT has fences with some protective spiky wires on the top...
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Re: CLT AA Flight Struck Deer

Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:25 pm

DiamondFlyer wrote:
Varsity1 wrote:
Probably PSA.


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I'm sure there were plenty of brownstreaks to go around.
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Re: CLT AA Flight Struck Deer

Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:34 pm

Back in the day, I was on a red tail (NWA) 707 on approach to Anchorage. We had to go around because of two moose on the runway. The airport sent a truck out to herd them off of the active.
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Re: CLT AA Flight Struck Deer

Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:53 pm

wn676 wrote:
Seabear wrote:
Oh dear.

All kidding aside, how often does aircraft vs animal (birdstrike excluded) collisions occur?


It's happened a few times at CLT and elsewhere...I believe about a year ago there was a Q400 that hit a deer at STS. Doesn't seem to be uncommon.


Thereabouts. I think it was last March. I flew that plane, out of STS ironically, shortly after the incident. My captain and I were joking about it and when we got to the end of the runway, there were about 10 deer bedded down about 60 feet from the runway threshold. One can only assume they were plotting their revenge... ;)
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Re: CLT AA Flight Struck Deer

Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:54 pm

I wonder if AA will charge extra for the venison steaks on the next flight?
 
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Re: CLT AA Flight Struck Deer

Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:17 pm

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Re: CLT AA Flight Struck Deer

Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:40 pm

Paul787 wrote:
How did the deer manage to get on the airfield? I assume CLT has fences with some protective spiky wires on the top...


You would be amazed how high deer can jump. Getting over a standard chain link fence, even one with barbed wire, is not difficult for them.
 
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Re: CLT AA Flight Struck Deer

Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:59 pm

The call goes out to Ted Nugent...some Bambicide is needed at Charlotte-Douglas...
 
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Re: CLT AA Flight Struck Deer

Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:21 pm

Ladies and gentlemen, on the downside, our journey to Gulfport will be delayed. On the bright side, who's hungry???
 
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Re: CLT AA Flight Struck Deer

Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:31 pm

How did the deer even get onto airport property and no one notice it? How did the pilot not see the deer as he was going down the runway? Wouldn't there be a dead deer on the runway? So many questions...
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Re: CLT AA Flight Struck Deer

Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:37 pm

Paul787 wrote:
How did the deer manage to get on the airfield? I assume CLT has fences with some protective spiky wires on the top...

How did the deer get through the body scanner?

Amazing that there wasn't more damage, must've occurred late in the takeoff roll, at those speeds it's not surprising that it wasn't spotted. Glad nobody was injured
 
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Re: CLT AA Flight Struck Deer

Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:09 pm

Paul787 wrote:
How did the deer manage to get on the airfield? I assume CLT has fences with some protective spiky wires on the top...


It was already reported this was one of those deer from the North Pole on an off-season training mission...therefore this deer <I>can / could</I> fly. Fences mean nothing to those types.
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Re: CLT AA Flight Struck Deer

Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:14 pm

Deer can easily hop your standard eight foot high security fence. I don't understand how but they do it. I worked as a summer student doing wildlife control at my local airport (lots of airline traffic) .My job was to pick up roadkill/runway kill mostly with a shovel and shoot off the odd noise control devices to scare away other wildlife. I would see the odd runway incursion with deer and they normally were scared away with noise control or we chased them with a 4x4 off road and off airport property. We actually had resident coyotes on the airfield, and those guys were smart, stayed away from the runways, but did an effective job too of deterring the deer as well. That was a fun summer, lots of stories.
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Re: CLT AA Flight Struck Deer

Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:23 pm

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https://www.all-creatures.org/hope/DOE/4%20-%20Transport%20Canada%20-%20Non-Electric%20Fencing.htm

This is the type of fence you need to keep a deer out of an airport. At least 10 feet tall!!
 
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Re: CLT AA Flight Struck Deer

Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:25 pm

How about that deer in the landing light look?
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Re: CLT AA Flight Struck Deer

Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:35 pm

Any thoughts on shutting down an engine when there is fuel trailing off the wing right in front of the intake? Sucking fuel down the intake is not necessarily a good thing.
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Re: CLT AA Flight Struck Deer

Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:48 pm

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Re: CLT AA Flight Struck Deer

Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:14 pm

There are several areas of fencing at CLT that whilst regulation height, sit on a hillside and are actually not that tall when facing downwards. It would be very easy for a critter (or human, for that matter) to jump over the fence. The fencing in the airport overlook area comes to mind.

Keep in mind that the airport area (especially the Westside area) is heavily wooded.
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Re: CLT AA Flight Struck Deer

Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:06 am

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For what its worth, flight did operate (although about 4 hours later on a different aircraft).
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Re: CLT AA Flight Struck Deer

Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:21 am

I just flew out of CLT like last week, on AA.....this was scary and could have been much, much worse, if it had hit nose or main LG....
 
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Re: CLT AA Flight Struck Deer

Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:14 am

Seabear wrote:
Oh dear.

All kidding aside, how often does aircraft vs animal (birdstrike excluded) collisions occur?


1,100 deer strikes, 400 coyotes, lots of other animals, even snakes.

FAA Database : http://wildlife.faa.gov/

Current news article : http://www.wcnc.com/news/local/wildlife ... /408724301
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Re: CLT AA Flight Struck Deer

Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:23 am

In the mid 70's while plane watching at Santa Barbara Municipal (SBA) before it was fenced, my two dogs took after a rabbit. As rabbit was flanked on either side by my two dogs, the rabbit ran straight, straight out into mid-field and across the active where it finally had come across an escape hole. A United 737 had to go around roaring over the scene at ~ 50 to 75 feet. Airport security corralled and chased my two dogs back to me. Although he pulled out his citation pad as he walked up, perhaps because I was wearing the opposite of a goofy grin, he only mentioned leash law.
 
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Re: CLT AA Flight Struck Deer

Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:04 pm

Aptivaboy wrote:
I wonder if AA will charge extra for the venison steaks on the next flight?

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Re: CLT AA Flight Struck Deer

Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:47 pm

WOW that news crew really gets the award for making this story much more dramatic than it was. One would think the plane was going to imminently crash and the crew miraculously saved the day.
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