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The pilot advised that he was taxying towards the take-off threshold of the ALA, using the grassed area alongside the gravel strip. He noticed an anthill about 30 centimetres high in front of the aircraft, but while turning to avoid the obstruction the left mainwheel struck the anthill. The gear leg broke at its attachment point to the wing, resulting in substantial damage to the wing and the left flap.

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General details
Date: 18 November 1984 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1500 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Spring Creek 185 km West of Ingham  
State: Queensland  
Release date: 26 March 1985 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-28 
Aircraft registration: VH-KKQ 
Type of operation: Business 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Spring Creek, Qld
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Atherton, Qld
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