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During the final approach, the pilot observed kangaroos near the edge of the strip. He continued the approach, expecting the animals to take fright at the approaching aircraft and clear the strip. However, just prior to touchdown, one of the animals bounded towards the aircraft. The pilot attempted to carry out a go-around but the animal struck the right elevator causing substantial damage to the empennage and rear fuselage. The go-around attempt was abandoned and the aircraft was landed. No means was available to prevent animals from entering the flight strip. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 14 September 1987 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 617 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Noosa Occurrence type:Animal strike 
State: Queensland Occurrence class: Environment 
Release date: 11 March 1988 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 206 
Aircraft registration: VH-WEN 
Serial number: U206-06497 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Grantham QLD
Departure time:0617
Destination:Noosa Qld
 
 
 
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