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At the conclusion of a dual check flight, the student landed the aircraft into a light north-westerly wind. The landing roll was completed about half way along the 853 metre strip, and the pilot turned the aircraft around preparatory to taxying back to the upwind threshold. The instructor left the aircraft at this point, after briefing the student on the solo sequences he wished him to practice. Shortly afterwards, full power was applied as the student commenced a take-off downwind. The aircraft failed to become airborne, collided with a fence and overturned. The student was subsequently unable to give any reason for his decision to commence the take-off roll from other than the threshold of the strip.

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General details
Date: 09 March 1986 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: N/A  
Location:Walcha Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Runway excursion 
Release date: 14 April 1986 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 172 
Aircraft registration: VH-BAW 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Walcha NSW
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Walcha NSW
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