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The pilot was to conduct two spot landings from practice forced landing approaches commenced at 2000 feet. On the first approach an undershoot developed and power was used to complete the landing. The second approach was high and touchdown was made about half way down the 730 metre strip. A go-around was initiated but the engine failed to develop significant power. The take-off was then abandoned and the aircraft struck a dirt bank and drain beyond the end of the strip. It is probable that carburettor icing caused the lack of engine response when the go-around was initiated. Braking was inhibited by wet grass covering the remainder of the strip available.

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General details
Date: 02 December 1984 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1510  
Location:Longwarry Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria  
Release date: 10 July 1985  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-28 
Aircraft registration: VH-RVL 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Longwarry VIC
Departure time:1455
Destination:Longwarry VIC
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