Sunwest Aviation de Havilland Dash 8 Collides With Two Deer

Photo: RCMP

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A Sunwest Aviation de Havilland Dash 8-300, performing flight from Edmonton to Conklin Christina Lake (Canada) with 43 passengers and 4 crew, landed on the MEG Energy Christina Lake Airstrip east of Conklin when the aircraft collided with two deer. The aircraft came to a stop with minor damage.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) reported there was a collision at the Christina Lake Airstrip, east of Conklin, involving an aircraft and two deer.

The two deer jumped out in front of the aircraft and hit the propeller.

The aircraft received damage, the occupants remained uninjured. The RCMP did not report on the fate of the deer. The airstrip needed to be closed for 24 hours, the Canadian TSB has been informed about the occurrence.

According to the flight plan the flight was planned to Conklin Leismer Aerodrome.