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windtalker 17th Oct 2004 20:35

reject for dog on runway
Hi all,

had a reject today , Aircraft ATR 72-500, speed 90 KIAS, reason dog on centerline.

Is it worth rejecting or is it safe ?,( I took the safer route , both lived ) :)

we had to delay departure after maint. took a good look at the brakes and tires.

any one has similar experience ?

i have heard of buffalows intruding some years ago, Now that would really damage a nice aircraft .


Milt 18th Oct 2004 00:22

Dead Dog on Runway

"Taegu Dropkick Blue 1 at 5 miles, joining initial with 4."

"Dropkick Blue 1 Taegu orbit your present position, we have a dead dog on the runway".

"Dropkick Blue 1 orbiting, section loose line astern go"..

4 pilots now pondering where else can we go, what with a wheels up aircaft yet to be cleared from the PSP runway. But a funny name for a gutzer. Fuel state?

Other sections now being told to orbit.

"Taegu, Dropkick Blue 1, we have 20 minutes, would you advise diversion."

"Dropkick Blue 1, Taegu, now clear to join initial with 4. You will be number 1 on the pitch, sorry for the hold, dead dog being picked up now.
Stupid thing was terminated by a landing aircraft. Advise 1 mile out."

"Dropkick Blue section reform echelon right go."

Anyone recall the US slang for a gutzer.

Old Smokey 18th Oct 2004 00:38

I had a kangaroo strike on takeoff in an F27 a few decades ago, luckiest kangaroo on earth, the passengers swear that he passed THROUGH the prop disk and was bowled over by the undercarriage. Was last seen hopping off in a wobbly way into the bush.

Examination of the gear / gear strut did reveal a lot of fur and blood, but not a thing to be seen on the prop.

Canuckbirdstrike, you could open a whole new chapter of research on this (keep up the good work with the ornithological strikes).



enicalyth 18th Oct 2004 01:19

prop rpm
Advise prop rpm please for kangaroo to pass through prop disk.

the wizard of auz 18th Oct 2004 03:06

I got all excited for nought. seems my dyklestica got me again. I thought it said "Dog for reject on runway" and thought it might have been someone I knew. :} :E

twenty eight 18th Oct 2004 04:42

aircraft v zebra

I found this link on another forum.

Caution don't look if you squeamish:yuk:

davethelimey 18th Oct 2004 13:54


Pretty funny comment on the site though: "No-one was injured".

I'm not a doctor, but the zebra doesn't look too healthy.

Astra driver 19th Oct 2004 23:21

I was approaching to land at San Luis Obispo, CA. a few years back when the tower transmitted the following..

"Westwind 1124F, slow to minimum approach speed and be prepared for a go-around, we have reports of a stray dog on the runway."

A short while later I was told,

"Westwind 1124F, security has told us they have chased the dog off the runway. You are now cleared to land, caution wake turbulence, departing canine."

By the way, what\'s a "Gutzer"?

Milt 20th Oct 2004 01:02

Gutzer or Gutser

A landing without the gear being down.

On its guts. A common military term.

Some temporary pilots have done a gutser because the noise of the U/C warning horn prevented the pilot from hearing go-rounds from ATC.

Mirkin About 20th Oct 2004 02:17

Rejected a takeoff at Tindal many years ago due to family of Dingoes on the runway , firetruck dispatched to remove Dingoes , second takeoff rejected due to several large kites on runway ............................drinking the water sprayed to get rid of the dingoes .


seat 0A 20th Oct 2004 08:57

Last year I hit something on T/O from Istanbul. (737-800)
We were doing about 110 kts, when I saw something, which I thought was a cat, running into the landinglight beam from the left. We were getting close to V1, continued the t/o.
Once airborne, I did my best to inform the TWR that we might have hit a cat during our T/O roll and that they should check the runway. After some initial language problems they said they would.
Later on during the flight we were informed by Sofia CTRL that IST had found a dead dog on the runway.
Turned out we had hit it with the left main LDG Gear. Not much damage at all, luckily. Wrote it up as a dog strike in the ASR .

sideshowbob 20th Oct 2004 09:08

Deafened a dog in antalaya one night, passed down the left hand side during takeoff shortly after v1 in a 757!

Trader 20th Oct 2004 22:08

Clipped a dear about 15 years ago on takeoff in a C150. The lucky thing is I was doing a soft field takeoff so I had the nose up and the plane in the air a little earlier than during a regular takeoff.

The strike ripped the right gear back in to the fuselage. We flew to our home field and landed with the gear still embeddd in the fuselage. Needless to say it was a rough landing:sad:

Milt 21st Oct 2004 02:17

I can feel it coming!!

Someone must have had to deal with an elephant.

Back of the black stump, we in Oz often have to clear the strip of sheep and cattle and the occasional buffalo. Snakes don't count although a female pilot of a commuter float plane in transit Palm Beach to Rose Bay, Sydney once found one entwined around the rudder bar. I know - how did it get on to a floater?

My names Turkish 21st Oct 2004 16:25

Not an elephant but I have some photos of a Cessna 206 Vs. Giraffe if anyone would care to host them?

DoctorA300 21st Oct 2004 18:59

According popular myth, I am not sure this one is true, SAS had a donkey strike on a DC10 in Karachi some time ago. It apperently hit the center gear but not the Nose gear

LEM 21st Oct 2004 19:55

I aborted a takeoff in Kikondja, Zaire, because of a man down the runway: being used to all sorts of living forms on our airstrips, I started to roll, sure he would have pulled off to one side easily.

But instead of doing so, he started to run on the middle of the runway, like in some movies (!), running and watching behind him the airplane - an Islander - closing in.
He thought he could run faster than the airplane!!!

Just before hitting the ***, I aborted.

We had to shut down, hung to the tail to raise the nose and be able to turn 180 on the naaaaarrow strip, start the engines, roll again uphill, shut down, do the same trick, start again and then takeoff, at last!

Another era...

greg99 22nd Oct 2004 23:47

Legend has it that there's a warthog that hangs out at the airstrip at Phinda game reserve in Kwa Zulu Natal.

Apparently the rangers named it Dunlop after it managed to survive being rolled over by one.


Canuckbirdstrike 23rd Oct 2004 15:30

Sorry I haven't posted on this topic until now I got tied up with work!

Rejecting the take-off at any time for other than a clear and simple obvious serious problem is a tough decision that we pilots may be faced with. For encounters with mammals we have not been provided with a great deal of information on the issue - because there isn't any. With so many mammal types with different behaviours and no requirement to test and/or certify aircraft for a mammal data there is a complete absence of data on what might happen and what we should do.

As far as mammal strikes go, while not as common as bird strikes they do occur and interestingly from the available data cause more damage. The issue though is available data - no jurisdiction that I have found in my research compels pilots to file a bird/mammal strike report. Hence we get only roughly 20% of the data. Many airlines and airports collect the data, but are reluctant to share the data with regulators out of concern over potential liability.

In North America the most commonly struck mammal is the Deer. The consequences of these deer strikes are severe including complete hull loss and death or severe injury of the flight crew. With the recent exploding deer populations in North America the data from incurance companies is revealing that there is rarely a day goes by that an aircraft is not damaged by a deer encounter.

Good story about the pig. Recently a crew landed at a Canadian airport and just as they were leaving the runway saw a 150+lb pig. Quite a saga to track it down, but it has been suggested that a Pigs On Runway Kill (PORK) program would solve the problem. There has also been great speculation on what the smeel would have been like if part of the beast was ingested in the engine - bacon?

A final point concerns small bird strikes - starlings. Be aware that these are birds that travel in very large flocks and carry out pre-roosting flights. If you run into one of these flocks you can be in big trouble. Starlings are very dense (large mass/small size - not stupid) and they will hit multiple engines. It should be noted that the worst bird strike accident was in 1960 whyne a Lockheed Electra turboprop struck a flcok of stralings. One engine was shutdown and the remaining engines lost power the aircraft crashed with the loss of 62 lives.


Capt Claret 24th Oct 2004 06:52


The Australian AIP , at ENR 1.12 Air Traffic Incidents, 3.2.1 (o) , lists "a collision with an animal, including a bird" as a RRM (Routinely Reportable Matter).

RRM require a written report to the ATSB (Australian Transport Safety Bureau) within 72 hours.

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