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The pilot was making a night landing approach. Late in the flare a thump was heard, and shortly after touchdown the nosegear collapsed. The aircraft came to rest on the strip 390 metres further on. It was discovered that a large kangaroo had struck the nosegear, and that a number of other kangaroos were in the immediate vicinity.

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General details
Date: 15 April 1987 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 2025 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Tibooburra Occurrence type:Animal strike 
State: New South Wales Occurrence class: Environment 
Release date: 10 July 1987 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 200 
Aircraft registration: VH-MSZ 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Broken Hill NSW
Departure time:2025
Destination:Tibooburra NSW
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