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The pilot reported that less than 100 metres after touchdown, four kangaroos crossed in front of the aircraft. One animal contacted the left propeller/landing gear and caused the aircraft to swerve left uncontrollably. The aircraft ran off the strip and came to rest in a drainage ditch. The accident occurred close to last light. The airport owners advise pilots to exercise extreme caution around sunrise/sunset due to birds and kangaroos on the movement area. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 10 May 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1735 Approx. Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Noosa Occurrence type:Animal strike 
State: Queensland Occurrence class: Environment 
Release date: 21 May 1990 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 310 
Aircraft registration: VH-ELS 
Serial number: 301L0160 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Archerfield QLD
Departure time:1700
Destination:Noosa QLD
 
 
 
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