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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 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Northern Territory Occurrence type: Birdstrike 
Release date: 24 December 1985 Occurrence class: Environment 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
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
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