Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017
The authorities have stated that a flight of American Eagle had struck a deer while it was taking off from Charlotte Douglas International Airport, compelling to make a turn around and interrupt a flight that had been travelling to Gulfport, Mississippi.
This flight CRJ-700 had struck deer while it was taking off.
The crew members of the flight had declared an emergency and did a flyover. Therefore, personnel on the ground would be able to inspect it for damage before making an effort to go for an emergency landing.
According to the Atlantic, the CRJ700 started leaking fuel a short while after it hit the deer.
Over 1,000 deer have been struck by airplanes across the US in the last two decades, as mentioned by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) data. The birds have been one of the major culprits behind these strikes. But then, in the last decade, the US aviation industry were also at times struck by raccoons, skunks, oppsums, prairie dogs, armadillos, badgers, alligators, coyotes, foxes, dogs, snakes, cats, jackrabbits, elk and many other ground animals.