Total AT42 at Coari on May 30th 2014, tapir strike on takeoff
Last Update: June 11, 2014 / 17:20:57 GMT/Zulu time
The airport was closed for about 2 hours until the aircraft could be moved off the runway.
On Jun 11th 2014 the French BEA reported in their weekly bulletin that the aircraft hit a Brazilian Tapir during the takeoff run in Coari, became airborne but could not retract the landing gear and the hydraulic systems were lost. The aircraft continued to Manaus with the landing gear extended. The aircraft landed safely although no brakes and no directional control were available, the aircraft turned to the left when the damaged landing gear touched down but the crew managed to keep the aircraft within the runway edges. The aircraft sustained damage to the right landing gear extension, shock absorber, hydraulic lines, aerodynamic cowlings, doors and wheels. Brazil's CENIPA is investigating the occurrence.
Brazilian (South American) Tapirs can reach up to 2.5 meters in body length, a shoulder height of about 1 meter and a mass between 150 and 300kg.
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