A Plane Burst Into Flames After Hitting A Deer On The Runway

cessna plane flames crash

Photo: WSPA Video Screenshot

A small Cessna 550 burst into flames after it collided with a deer while landing at the Greenwood County Airport in South Carolina on November 17.As the plane hit the runway, a deer ran out of the neighbouring woods and was struck by the left wing.

The collision caused the fuel in the tank to enter the engine, setting the jet on fire, according to local news channel WSPA.

The preliminary NTSB accident report (accident number ERA13LA061) notes the two pilots were able to shut down the plane and escape without injury.

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