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The pilot hired the aircraft with the intension of carrying out some joyflights with his relatives in the Caboolture area. After departing Archerfield he completed a circuit and landing at Redcliffe before proceeding to Caboolture. On arrival in the circuit area the pilot stated that he carried out two low level circuits to inspect the airstrip before landing. One of the passengers then boarded the aircraft and takeoff was commenced in a north-easterly direction. When the aircraft had not become airborne with only 100 metres of the strip remaining, the pilot abandoned the takeoff attempt. The aircraft overran the strip and ran through a fence before the pilot was able to bring it to a halt. The pilot offloaded the passenger and after inspecting the aircraft took off from the strip and flew to Redcliffe. The investigation ascertained that the airstrip was 750 metres long and was unsuitable for the attempted operation.

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General details
Date: 09 January 1986 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1645(Aprx)  
Location:Caboolture Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Runway excursion 
Release date: 22 July 1986 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-28 
Aircraft registration: VH-RQQ 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Minor 
Departure point:Caboolture QLD
Departure time:1645(Aprx)
Destination:Redcliffe QLD
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