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Thursday, November 14, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Pilot Escapes As Plane Hits Deer

By From Staff Reports

A pilot escaped injury Tuesday night when his plane struck a deer on the Mead Airport runway.

Larry Haugen was practicing touch-and-go maneuvers at the airport when he hit the deer, Spokane County sheriff’s Lt. David Wiyrick said.

Deputies responded to the scene at 9:10 p.m. after a witness reported hearing a plane cut its engine, and then tires screeching on the runway.

The deer was killed.

The Cessna 182’s single prop and engine cowling were damaged, but Haugen was able to taxi safely to the airport’s hangar, Wiyrick said.

, DataTimes

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