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Old 09-17-2017, 08:30 PM
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Default Elk strike Oregon coast. Pilot/pax OK. Plane totaled.

I'm very grateful to read that the pilot and passenger were not injured. This could've been much worse.

http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-no...o_2_elk_a.html
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Old 09-17-2017, 09:19 PM
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We almost did that on takeoff at Roche Harbor, San Juan Island, WA. No taxiway, so you have to back-taxi the whole runway and still a pair of deer wandered onto the runway right at rotation. We cleared them by maybe 10'. If it wasn't for a CS prop and an IO-360 at sea level, probably would have hit them. This is one of those things that's really hard, if not impossible, to avoid.
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:41 AM
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Wow, what are the odds... Just when you get it back on the ground after the first one, a second one runs out... Glad to hear everyone made it out in one piece! (well, except the Elk...)
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Old 09-18-2017, 09:06 AM
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We narrowly missed Guinea Fowl last week, but that is sooo British ;-)

He was very fortunate, aeroplanes can be replaced.

One hopes that the Elk was put to good use....

https://www.amazon.com/Kill-Grill-Gu.../dp/0895261642

Anyone know the name of the Elk ?
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Old 09-18-2017, 09:21 AM
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Glad everyone is ok. At my previous job we had a moose strike on a beech 1900, almost wrote off the plane. Same as this one, there was nothing they could do about it. Moose didnt fare too well in the prop arc of a pt-6.

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Old 09-18-2017, 09:59 AM
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From the article:

"According to a 26-year study of animal strikes by U.S. aircraft, birds accounted for 95 percent of animal strikes. Land mammals -- including dogs, cats, horses and skunks -- accounted for 1.6 percent."

This would leave better than 3% of animal strikes that are, what - flying fish, breaching whales, bats (mammals, but possibly not land mammals)? Alligators and other reptiles? I would've guessed the percentage contribution by deer and elk to be significantly higher than this.

And I still wonder what's in that missing 3.4%
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Old 09-18-2017, 10:13 AM
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Hey Chief, we had a birdstrike.......

Oh, Ok, where ?

Err, on the tailplane.

What ?

Well - it kinda went like this Boss......

http://gruntdoc.com/2002/11/bird-strike.html
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From the article:

"According to a 26-year study of animal strikes by U.S. aircraft, birds accounted for 95 percent of animal strikes. Land mammals -- including dogs, cats, horses and skunks -- accounted for 1.6 percent."

This would leave better than 3% of animal strikes that are, what - flying fish, breaching whales, bats (mammals, but possibly not land mammals)? Alligators and other reptiles? I would've guessed the percentage contribution by deer and elk to be significantly higher than this.

And I still wonder what's in that missing 3.4%

Never say never... I have had fish bounce off my floats, and one co-worker take evasive action to avoid a whale that breached while he was landing in a narroe inlet!
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Oct - Dec are most likely times to hit a deer on the highway in your car in Ohio. Theses months are well above the other months of the year. Probably goes for the runway too.
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We narrowly missed Guinea Fowl last week, but that is sooo British ;-)

He was very fortunate, aeroplanes can be replaced.

One hopes that the Elk was put to good use....

https://www.amazon.com/Kill-Grill-Gu.../dp/0895261642

Anyone know the name of the Elk ?
From Kathryn's Report:

A large quantity of elk meat was salvaged by the responding Fish and Wildlife troopers.

Hopefully they shared with the hunter, er, pilot.
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