Plane with 47 people aboard strikes 2 deer while landing in northern Alberta

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Plane with 47 people aboard strikes 2 deer while landing in northern Alberta

No one hurt after Sunwest plane collides with deer near Conklin

The Canadian Press Posted: Oct 03, 2017 11:58 PM MT Last Updated: Oct 03, 2017 11:58 PM MT

Two deer jumped out in front of an aircraft it was landing at the Conklin Airport on Tuesday.

Two deer jumped out in front of an aircraft it was landing at the Conklin Airport on Tuesday. (Google Maps)

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Mounties say no one was hurt when a plane hit two deer while landing on the runway at a small airstrip in northern Alberta.

Wood Buffalo RCMP say there were 43 passengers and four crew members aboard the Sunwest Dash 8 flight on Tuesday.

As it landed at the airstrip near Conklin, Alta., two deer jumped out in front of the aircraft, striking the propeller.

The Transportation Safety Board has been contacted and Sunwest will be assessing the damage to the aircraft.

Sunwest is a charter aviation company based out of Calgary.

The Conklin Airport has been shut down for a 24-hour period.

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Plane with 47 people aboard strikes 2 deer while landing in northern Alberta

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