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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 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Animal strike 
Release date: 05 November 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-PJV 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Charters Towers QLD
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Wando Vale Station QLD
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