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C172, McKinney TX USA, 2003

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Summary
On 8 July 2003, a Cessna 172S on an instructional flight hit a vulture which caused significant structural damage to the left wing. During the attempted forced landing which followed, control of the aircraft was lost and the aircraft crashed into terrain near McKinney TX USA.
Event Details
When July 2003
Actual or Potential
Event Type
Bird Strike, Loss of Control
Day/Night Day
Flight Conditions VMC
Flight Details
Aircraft CESSNA 172 Skyhawk
Operator Not Recorded
Type of Flight Public Transport (Non Revenue)
Take off Commenced Yes
Flight Airborne Yes
Flight Completed No
Flight Phase Cruise
ENR
Location
Approx. Near McKinney, Texas
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General
Tag(s) Flight Crew Training
BS
Tag(s) Large Birds,
Significant Airframe Damage
LOC
Tag(s) Airframe Structural Failure,
Bird or Animal Strike
EPR
Tag(s) MAYDAY declaration
Outcome
Damage or injury Yes
Aircraft damage Major
Injuries None"None" is not in the list (Few occupants, Many occupants, Most or all occupants) of allowed values for the "Injuries" property.
Fatalities Most or all occupants ()
Off Airport Landing Yes
Causal Factor Group(s)
Group(s) Aircraft Operation
Safety Recommendation(s)
Group(s) None Made
Investigation Type
Type Independent

Description

On 8 July 2003, a Cessna 172S on an instructional flight hit a vulture which caused significant structural damage to the left wing. During the attempted forced landing which followed, control of the aircraft was lost and the aircraft crashed into terrain near McKinney TX USA.

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