Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 182B, VH-MPM, Toogoolawah QLD, 1 February 1986

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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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    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Animal strike  
Release date: 24 April 1986   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

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  
Last update 13 May 2014