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The pilot did not observe any obstructions, on the flight strip, when he overflew the strip and joined downwind for a normal circuit. During the final approach the pilot observed that there was a donkey feeding, in the trees, approximately 40 metres off to the right of the edge of the flight strip. Shortly after landing the donkey ran in front of the aircraft and the pilot was unable to avoid a collision. The donkey was killed. There was no animal proof fence around the flight strip. This accident was not the subject of a formal on scene investigation.

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General details
Date: 28 November 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 830  
Location:Nookanbah Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Western Australia Occurrence type: Animal strike 
Release date: 30 November 1989 Occurrence class: Environment 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-32 
Aircraft registration: VH-DJL 
Serial number: 32-744009A 
Type of operation: Charter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Fitzroy Crossing WA
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Nookanbah WA
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