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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178138
Last updated: 27 June 2020
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Date:30-JUL-2015
Time:c. 06:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic SF34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Saab 340B
Owner/operator:Regional Express Airlines
Registration: VH-ZLR
C/n / msn: 340B-229
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Mildura Airport, VIC (MQL/YMIA) -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mildura Airport, VIC (MQL/YMIA)
Destination airport:Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, VIC (MEL/YMML)
Narrative:
Regional Express (Rex) Airlines flight ZL3653, a Saab 340, impacted a kangaroo during the initial stages of takeoff from Mildura Airport, VIC (MQL), Australia.
The animal was hit by the propeller, disabling the aircraft. News channels did not elaborate on the injruies sustained by the kangaroo.

Sources:

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbournebound-plane-cancelled-after-hitting-kangaroo-at-mildura-20150730-ginuz9.html
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/melbourne-bound-plane-cancelled-after-roo-hit-on-runway/story-fni0fit3-1227463316180
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VHZLR


Images:

Photo of VH-ZLR courtesy AirHistory.net


Adelaide - International (YPAD / ADL)
22 August 2015; (c) Andrei Bezmylov

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Jul-2015 07:02 harro Added
30-Jul-2015 07:10 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
31-Jul-2015 08:28 Bidgee Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]
31-Jul-2015 19:18 harro Updated [Aircraft type]

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