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The pilot departed an airstrip close to the town of Proserpine, In good weather, to fly to his property at Kelsey Creek. He overflew the unfenced and partially completed landing area to Inspect It for obstructions and ascertained there was no wind. Because the sun was still low In the east, the pilot made a precautionary approach and touchdown Into the south-west. When the wheels were firmly on the ground, a kangaroo bounded across the landing path from the adjacent grass area and was struck by the nosewheel assembly which was damaged and slowly folded rearward. The aircraft then skidded on Its nose for 148 feet before turning over.

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General details
Date: 03 May 1969 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 0710 EST  
Location:Kelsey Creek, Proserpine Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Animal strike 
Release date: 19 June 1970 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-22 
Aircraft registration: VH-MJM 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Proserpine
Departure time:0700
Destination:Property at Kelsey Creek
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