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Realising he was unlikely to become safely airborne over obstacles ahead, abandoned the take off and endeavoured to stop the aircraft, but he was unable to do so before it entered a swamp where the nose landing gear was torn off. The aircraft came to rest in swamp grass, substantially damaged.
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General details
Date: 22 November 1970 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1530 EST  
Location:Gunbower Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria Occurrence type: Runway excursion 
Release date: 30 November 1972 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 23 
Aircraft registration: VH-UAS 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:near Gunbower
Departure time:1530
Destination:Fogarty's Field, Toolern Vale
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