REX SF34 at Mildura on Jul 30th 2015, rejected takeoff due to kangaroo strike

Last Update: July 30, 2015 / 15:20:16 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 30, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
ZL-3653

Aircraft Registration
VH-ZLR

Aircraft Type
SAAB 340

ICAO Type Designator
SF34

A REX Regional Express Saab 340B, registration VH-ZLR performing flight ZL-3653 from Mildura,VI to Melbourne,VI (Australia), was accelerating for takeoff from Mildura when the aircraft collided with a Kangaroo prompting the crew to reject takeoff. The aircraft came to a safe stop but was disabled on the runway. There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained damage.

The airline confirmed the aircraft's right hand propeller collided with a kangaroo on takeoff from Mildura still in darkness, the crew rejected takeoff. The aircraft sustained damage which is currently being assessed.

Australia's TSB confirmed being informed about the occurrence, however, the occurrence will not be investigated by the ATSB.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 30, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
ZL-3653

Aircraft Registration
VH-ZLR

Aircraft Type
SAAB 340

ICAO Type Designator
SF34

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