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C310, vicinity Wolf Point MT USA, 2000

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Summary
On 25 May 2000, a commercially operated Cessna 310R on a positioning flight encountered a flock of geese in VMC at about 600 feet agl after a daylight take off from Wolf Point MT and one of the geese impacted and broke through the windscreen causing the pilot to loose control and the aircraft to crash.
Event Details
When May 2000
Actual or Potential
Event Type
Bird Strike, Fire Smoke and Fumes, Loss of Control
Day/Night Day
Flight Conditions VMC
Flight Details
Aircraft CESSNA 310
Operator Richland Aviation
Domicile United States
Type of Flight Public Transport (Non Revenue)
Origin Wolf Point
Intended Destination Sidney
Take off Commenced Yes
Flight Airborne Yes
Flight Completed No
Flight Phase Climb
ICL / ENR
Location - Airport
Airport vicinity Wolf Point
BS
Tag(s) Large Birds,
Flocking Birds,
Significant Airframe Damage
FIRE
Tag(s) Post Crash Fire
LOC
Tag(s) Bird or Animal Strike
Outcome
Damage or injury Yes
Aircraft damage Hull loss
Injuries Most or all occupants
Fatalities None"None" is not in the list (Few occupants, Many occupants, Most or all occupants) of allowed values for the "Fatalities" property. ()
Causal Factor Group(s)
Group(s) Aircraft Operation
Safety Recommendation(s)
Group(s) None Made
Investigation Type
Type Independent

Description

On 25 May 2000, a commercially operated Cessna 310R on a positioning flight encountered a flock of geese in Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC) at about 600 feet agl after a daylight take off from Wolf Point MT and one of the geese impacted and broke through the windscreen causing the pilot to loose control and the aircraft to crash.

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