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Initial touchdown occurred about one third of the way along the 518 metre strip. A slight bounce followed and as soon as the aircraft had settled on the ground again the brakes were applied. There was no noticeable retardation and the pilot attempted to go around. The nosewheel struck a gable marker just prior to the boundary fence, and the left mainwheel contacted the top strands of the fence. The fuselage was punctured by a fence post and the pilot abandoned the take-off attempt. An inspection of the strip immediately after the occurrence revealed a very heavy dew on the short, thick grass surface.

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General details
Date: 26 March 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 720  
Location:Dixons Creek Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria Occurrence type: Runway excursion 
Release date: 13 May 1985 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Zenith Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: CH-200 
Aircraft registration: VH-MAD 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Moorabbin VIC
Departure time:0720
Destination:Dixons Creek VIC
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