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The pilot was attempting to take-off at night from an unlit runway, using the headlights of a car positioned at the upwind threshold for guidance. After becoming airborne the aircraft failed to climb away normally and collided with the car, killing one of the occupants. Although the aircraft had sustained substantial damage it remained airborne, and a safe landing was carried out at the planned destination. It was calculated that the aircraft was travelling at an approximate airspeed of 105 kt when it struck the car. No fault was found with the aircraft that would have prevented it from climbing normally after lift off. The reason the aircraft failed to climb could not be determined.

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General details
Date: 19 September 1982 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 2035 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):Corowa Occurrence type:Collision with terrain 
State: New South Wales Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 03 April 1984 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Fatal 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 182 
Aircraft registration: VH-CDV 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Corowa NSW
Departure time:2035
Destination:Albury NSW
 
 
 
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