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The pilot was taxying the aircraft along a gravel path in the direction of a run-up area for runway 36. The duty runway was 29, and the pilot's request to depart into the North was not approved. A gentle turn was made to join a marked taxyway, but before the aircraft reached this taxyway the left wing struck a metal sign. The pilot was aware of the location of the sign, but had inadvertently overlooked its presence.

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General details
Date: 02 August 1986 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: N/A  
Location:Bankstown Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales  
Release date: 03 September 1986  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: de Havilland Aircraft Pty Ltd 
Aircraft model: DH-82 
Aircraft registration: VH-ASC 
Type of operation: Charter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Bankstown NSW
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Bankstown NSW
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