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During the take-off run, when the indicated airspeed was about 40 knots, the pilot saw three wallabies run onto the strip in front of the aircraft. He rotated the aircraft in an attempt to avoid the animals but one of them collided with the tailplane. The pilot closed the throttle and landed the aircraft. The fencing around the aerodrome was inadequate to keep out native fauna and there was high vegetation close to the sides of the strip. The pilot stated that he had not previously seen wallabies within the boundaries of the aerodrome. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 01 February 1986 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1255  
Location:Toogoolawah Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Animal strike 
Release date: 24 April 1986 Occurrence class: Environment 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 182 
Aircraft registration: VH-MPM 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Toogoolawah QLD
Departure time:1255
Destination:Toogoolawah QLD
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