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Shortly after the student had made a normal touchdown, a sheep ran across the strip in front of the aircraft. The instructor had not been looking forward, and he was taken by surprise when the student applied a considerable amount of nosewheel deflection in an effort to avoid the animal. The aircraft ran off the side of the strip and struck an earth run-off water vane. It was reported that the strip was 37 metres wide and this width is less than that required for a training authorised landing area. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 06 January 1987 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: N/K  
Location:Cannington Station (90 km SW McKinlay) Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 29 June 1987 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-28 
Aircraft registration: VH-BSY 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Cannington Station QLD
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Cannington Station QLD
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