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The pilot selected a 340 metre long taxiway as the take-off path. After a ground roll of about 250 metres, at an indicated airspeed of approximately 55 knots, the pilot rotated the aircraft and it became airborne, but did not climb away. He then closed the throttle and the aircraft collided with several trees before coming to rest. The pilot was unfamiliar with the airfield but had been advised that the strip was 915 metres long. He was unaware that the take-off path he had selected was along the taxiway which led to the strip. Prior to the attempted take-off, he had been involved in an argument with his employer and was probably also fatigued after a week of extensive business travel.

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General details
Date: 05 September 1984 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1300 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Go Go Station, 15 km South of Fitzroy Crossing  
State: Western Australia  
Release date: 23 August 1985 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 210 
Aircraft registration: VH-FOK 
Type of operation: Business 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Go Go Station WA
Departure time:1300
Destination:Go Go Station WA
 
 
 
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