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The aircraft was in the circuit area when it struck a pelican with the leading edge of the left wing. The approach was continued and the aircraft landed without further incident. Inspection found that there was a 500mm long tear in the wing skin about one metre from the wingtip. The metal had been pushed back to the front wing spar.
 
General details
Date: 02 October 1993 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 9:56 EST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type:Birdstrike 
 Occurrence class: Environment 
Release date: 30 October 1993 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final  
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: British Aerospace PLC 
Aircraft model: BAe 146-100 
Aircraft registration: VH-NJR 
Sector: Jet 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Destination:Rockhampton QLD
 
 
 
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