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The aircraft was making a landing 45 minutes before first light. During the landing roll a wallaby was seen bounding towards the aircraft. The animal was struck by the left maingear leg and the force of this collision resulted in portion of the wallaby being flung into the left flap. The aerodrome boundary fence is of the standard post and wire construction, which is relatively easy for wildlife to negotiate. Discussions with local residents indicate that wildlife numbers are greater in this area than they have been for some years.

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General details
Date: 20 August 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 423  
Location:Tindal Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Northern Territory Occurrence type: Animal strike 
Release date: 21 October 1985 Occurrence class: Environment 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Gates Learjet Corp 
Aircraft model: 35 
Aircraft registration: VH-WFE 
Type of operation: Charter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Alice Springs NT
Departure time:0423
Destination:Tindal NT
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