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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : dkx.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Skyhawk 172/Cutlass 172|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||ground : takeoff roll|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : multi engine|
pilot : instrument
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 50|
flight time total : 2500
flight time type : 1200
|Function||instruction : trainee|
|Anomaly||ground encounters : animal|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : rejected takeoff|
Flight Crew Human Performance
Several canadian geese were on the runway (26 at dkx) on a night takeoff during a training flight. When I noticed that we were upon the geese, I took the controls and aborted the takeoff. Several geese are on the airport routinely and I found it impossible to see them until it was too late to avoid them. I recommend some type of tape (ie -- fox sounds) which might discourage them from staying here.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: BIRD STRIKE DURING AN ATTEMPTED NIGHT TRAINING FLT WITH A STUDENT A C172 CFI ABORTS THEIR TKOF WHEN SEEING GEESE ON THE RWY AT DKX, TN.
Narrative: SEVERAL CANADIAN GEESE WERE ON THE RWY (26 AT DKX) ON A NIGHT TKOF DURING A TRAINING FLT. WHEN I NOTICED THAT WE WERE UPON THE GEESE, I TOOK THE CTLS AND ABORTED THE TKOF. SEVERAL GEESE ARE ON THE ARPT ROUTINELY AND I FOUND IT IMPOSSIBLE TO SEE THEM UNTIL IT WAS TOO LATE TO AVOID THEM. I RECOMMEND SOME TYPE OF TAPE (IE -- FOX SOUNDS) WHICH MIGHT DISCOURAGE THEM FROM STAYING HERE.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.