It was a nice day… Then this. We randomly decided to video record the landing since we were landing at our friends airstrip.

Deer could not be seen during our 200-300′ AGL flyover.

We enjoyed some deer meat the next day.


The deer impacted the tip of the prop (no visible damage, but a required engine teardown nonetheless).
A solid 3″ deep dent aft of the cowling bending two formers.
Deer impacted wing strut, causing it’s body to spin violently and impact several times across the door and aft of the door, creating additional dents along those areas.
Repair cost was approx $36,000 on the Cessna 182.

Un-bleeped version of the video:

plane deer
airplane lands on deer ripping it apart
plane hits deer
deer gets hit by plane

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