“No injuries were reported when a passenger jet hit a deer Wednesday evening while taxiing at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport,” reported the Charlotte Observer. An airport official told the paper that it was a “freak accident.”
Calls to CEO Doug Parker inquiring as to what he did to piss off Mother Nature were not made.
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.