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The pilot reported that while he was conducting a landing at his property strip, a calf and cow ran onto and along the strip. To avoid the animals he decided to delay any further descent until the aircraft had passed the animals. However, when the aircraft was about 15 feet above the strip, the nose dropped and the nosewheel struck the ground resulting in damage to the firewall, engine mounts and the cabin floor. The pilot did not adequately monitor the airspeed during the the extended hold off period and the aircraft stalled onto the strip. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 14 December 1986 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: N/A  
Location:9km North of Charters Towers Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 29 May 1987 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 182 
Aircraft registration: VH-DIJ 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:9km North of Charters Towers QLD
Departure time:N/A
Destination:9km North of Charters Towers QLD
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