A Royal Flying Doctor Service plane, with a hospital transfer patient on board, was coming in for a scheduled 7.50pm landing at Blackwater Airport last Thursday. It hit a kangaroo and shuddered to a halt as it landed.
No people were injured but the damage done will cost the service around $AU200 000 to repair. After the accident, another RFDS plane landed to transport the passenger to Rockhampton and an engineer flew in to inspect the aircraft the next day.
This is the third kangaroo strike the service has had in the past 12 months (in Queensland).