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Shortly after touchdown the pilot noticed a kangaroo on the side of the strip. He considered that more of the animals might be in the vicinity, and elected to carry out a go around. Full power was applied and the aircraft became airborne, but almost immediately afterwards the pilot changed his mind and decided to continue with the landing. When power was reduced again, the aircraft stalled and landed heavily. The nosegear subsequently dug into the surface of the strip and the aircraft overturned. After applying power to go around, the pilot had not monitored the airspeed and the aircraft had stalled at a low height above the strip.

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General details
Date: 12 April 1987 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1717  
Location:Napunyah Station (45 km NW Tilpa) Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 07 July 1987 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 206 
Aircraft registration: VH-ESM 
Type of operation: Business 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Bourke NSW
Departure time:1717
Destination:Napunyah Station NSW
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