Aviation safety investigations & reports

Piper PA22/150, VH-MJM, Proserpine Qld, 3 May 1969

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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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    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Animal strike  
Release date: 19 June 1970   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

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  
Last update 13 May 2014