The National Transportation Safety Board determined in its probable cause report that a collision with Canada goose and the airplane caused it to lose control and crash.

Minnesota plane crash caused by collision with bird kills student and instructor from Seattle


Posted on Jan 03, 2009

The National Transportation Safety Board said a collision with at least one Canadian goose caused the crash of a University of North Dakota airplane that killed two people on October 23, 2007.

20 year old student pilot Adam Ostapenko of Duluth, Minnesota and 22 year old instructor Annette Klosterman of Seattle, Washington died when the twin-engine Piper Seminole crashed in a swampy area in central Minnesota.  They were on a routine training flight from St. Paul, Minnesota to Grand Forks, North Dakota.

According to the NTSB, a contributing factor of the plane crash was the night flight because the pilots could not have seen the goose.

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