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The pilot noted the presence of sheep adjacent to the strip as he joined the circuit. When the aircraft was on final approach, the pilot did not see that the sheep had strayed onto the flight strip. Visibility was partially reduced by passing showers and the sheep were difficult to see due to their colouring being similar to that of the airstrip. The aircraft hit and killed 7 sheep.
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General details
Date: 26 June 1993 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 15:00 WST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type:Animal strike 
 Occurrence class: Environment 
Release date: 11 March 1994 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final  
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 182E 
Aircraft registration: VH-DBT 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Dale River WA
Destination:Dale River WA
 
 
 
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