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After an uneventful flight from Merimbula the pilot overflew the strip at Paynesville and made a circuit prior to landing into the east in a south easterly wind of eight knots. Just after touchdown, he applied the hand brake and about this time the toe of his right shoe slipped into and became jammed in the hole in the centre of the rudder toe-brake pedal. After the aircraft had run straight for some yards the pilot endeavoured to free his foot by pushing with it against the pedal. He continued to use the hand brake but the aircraft veered in a gentle curve to the right and ran off the strip and the starboard wing struck a fence post against which the aircraft came to rest.
General details
Date: 24 January 1970 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1545 EST  
Location:Paynesville Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria  
Release date: 11 November 1970  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-28 
Aircraft registration: VH-RSS 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Merimbula
Departure time:1345
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