Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 182, VH-PJV, Wando Vale Station, 145km NW of Charters Towers QLD, 21 September 1986

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot stated that the strip used for landing was aligned into the morning sun. On late final approach he noticed several kangaroos near the threshold of the strip and decided to land beyond the animals. He reported that just as the aircraft was about to touchdown he saw a small kangaroo and then heard a thump. An inspection of the aircraft revealed that the animal had been struck by the left tailplane. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 21 September 1986   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 0700    
Location: Wando Vale Station, 145km NW of Charters Towers    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Animal strike  
Release date: 05 November 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-PJV  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Charters Towers QLD  
Departure time N/K  
Destination Wando Vale Station QLD