A trainee student pilot from Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi performing touch-and-go flights at Alice International Airport struck a deer about 7 p.m. Wednesday.
The aircraft, a Kingar, had damage to the front propeller of the plane, city officials said.
An instructor was with the trainee and no one was injured just shaken up.
County Judge Pete Trevino Jr. said that's why the fencing to the airport is imperative for the safety and security of those flying in and out of the airport.
Debris from the plane and carcass was scattered around about 80 yards. The estimated damage to the plane is about $500,000.