Airplane Hits Deer

Charlotte Observer

No injuries were reported when a passenger jet hit a deer Wednesday evening while
taxiing at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport.

An airport official described the incident as a “freak incident.”

It happened shortly after 7:30 p.m., when US Airways Flight 3215 arrived from Nashville
and was taxiing on Runway 36C, according to the FAA. The pilot was directing the craft
to a gate when it hit the deer.

The plane, an Embraer 175, was carrying 53 passengers and a crew of three.

The only casualty was to the deer, which did not survive.

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