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The area which was available for take-off was aligned east/west, 3,000 feet in length and 160 feet wide, and its surface was a short crop stubble. A wire fence three feet six inches high formed the northern and western boundaries and the area was bounded to the south by a standing crop. The Flight Manual of the aircraft required a distance of 1,840 feet to be available for this take-off under the conditions which existed at the time.
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General details
Date: 08 October 1973 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1145 CST  
Location:Batchelor Airfield Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Northern Territory  
Release date: 12 June 1974  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Victa Ltd 
Aircraft model: 100 
Aircraft registration: VH-MUH 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Accident site
Departure time:1100
Destination:Mount Gambier
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