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Whilst sheep spotting the passenger became visibly agitated and the pilot elected to land. During the landing roll the aircraft entered scrub but was not damaged. After the passenger disembarked the pilot attempted a flapless take-off using a clearing approximately 140 metres in length. The aircraft failed to become airborne and hit several trees before coming to a halt in soft sand. Prior to the attempted take-off the pilot did not measure the available length or refer to the flight manual "p" charts. He subsequently indicated that the take-off had been attempted so that the sheep spotting would not be delayed.

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General details
Date: 18 November 1984 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1115 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:18 Km East of Nyang Station Occurrence type:Runway excursion 
State: Western Australia Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 07 February 1985 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 150 
Aircraft registration: VH-WWU 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:18 Km East of Nyang Stn WA
Departure time:1115
Destination:Nyang Station WA
 
 
 
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