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After passenger loading had been completed but before the engines were started, the pilot remembered that a nosewheel chock was still in place. She disembarked and removed the chock, however the aircraft commenced to roll down the slightly sloping tarmac area. The chock was replaced but the aircraft rolled over the chock and the left mainwheel passed over the pilot's right leg. The aircraft came to a halt at the bottom of the slope. The pilot was subsequently unable to recall whether the parking brake had been fully applied, or whether she had inadvertently released the brake when pushing her seat back with her feet on the rudder/brake pedals prior to disembarking to remove the chock.

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General details
Date: 21 April 1984 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1302 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Bankstown Occurrence type:Miscellaneous - Other 
State: New South Wales Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 05 July 1984 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Serious 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Partenavia Costruzioni Aeronautiche S.p.A 
Aircraft model: P.68 
Aircraft registration: VH-PNZ 
Serial number: 77 
Type of operation: Charter 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:N/A
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Bendigo VIC
 
 
 
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