C310, vicinity Wolf Point MT USA, 2000

Summary: 

On 25 May 2000, a commercially operated Cessna 310R on a positioning flight encountered a flock of geese in VMC at about 600 feet agl after a daylight take off from Wolf Point MT and one of the geese impacted and broke through the windscreen causing the pilot to loose control and the aircraft to crash.

Event Details
When: 
25/05/2000
Event Type: 
Day/Night: 
Day
Flight Conditions: 
VMC

18721

Flight Details
Aircraft: 
Type of Flight: 
Public Transport (Non Revenue)
Flight Origin: 
Intended Destination: 
Take-off Commenced: 
Yes
Flight Airborne: 
Yes
Flight Completed: 
No
Phase of Flight: 
Climb
Location
Location - Airport
Airport: 
BS
Tag(s): 
Large Birds, Flocking Birds, Significant Airframe Damage
FIRE
Tag(s): 
Post Crash Fire
LOC
Tag(s): 
Bird or Animal Strike
Outcome
Damage or injury: 
Yes
Aircraft damage: 
Hull loss
Non-aircraft damage: 
Yes
Non-occupant Casualties: 
No
Occupant Injuries: 
Most or all occupants
Occupant Fatalities: 
None
Off Airport Landing: 
Yes
Ditching: 
Yes
Causal Factor Group(s)
Group(s): 
Aircraft Operation
Safety Recommendation(s)
Group(s): 
None Made
Investigation Type
Type: 
Independent

Description

On 25 May 2000, a commercially operated Cessna 310R on a positioning flight encountered a flock of geese in Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC) at about 600 feet agl after a daylight take off from Wolf Point MT and one of the geese impacted and broke through the windscreen causing the pilot to loose control and the aircraft to crash.

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