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