Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 402C, VH-ANO, Batchelor NT, 11 November 1985

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot reported that as the aircraft was climbing through 3000 feet when it suffered a bird strike. The aircraft was landed at the DEPARTURE aerodrome without further incident. The bird, an eagle, became embedded in the vertical stabiliser.

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General details
Date: 11 November 1985   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1537    
Location: Batchelor    
State: Northern Territory   Occurrence type: Birdstrike  
Release date: 24 December 1985   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 402  
Aircraft registration VH-ANO  
Type of operation Charter  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Batchelor NT  
Departure time 1537  
Destination Port Keats NT