American Airlines CRJ7 hits deer on take-off, turns back for emergency landing

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An American Airlines CRJ7 (flight #AA5320) performed an emergency landing after hitting a deer on takeoff at Charlotte-Douglas Airport.

The pilots heard a loud bang on take-off, after a runway inspection they found a dead deer. The pilots made a low-pass above the airfield but another pilot spotted a fuel leak on the right-hand side.

The pilots then decided to make an emergency landing swiftly followed by an evacuation of the aircraft.

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