of an airplane hitting a deer.
It happened at a small Illinois airport - which has no fence around it. John Olson was in a private plane, ferrying 5 family members, including 2 grandchildren. He was coming in for a landing when 3 deer sprinted across the runway.
One deer fell to the ground in his path.
He pulled up and, for a second, thought he had cleared the animal. Then he felt a bump. His daughter saw the back wheel wobble. And he noticed oil on the wing.He had lost his left landing gear.
"That's when I said this is definitely going to be a problem," Olson said.
So he flew to a bigger airport nearby, and managed to land safely on one wheel.
Maybe they could put up a warning sign?
You may receive a lovely funeral benison,
if you make the mistake of colliding with venison.