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The pilot reported that after commencing the takeoff run, when he applied forward pressure on the control column to raise the tail, the tail rose more rapidly than normal. He was unable to correct the situation and the propeller struck the ground several times before the aircraft overturned. It was likely that the takeoff had been commenced in light tailwind conditions. The aircraft had travelled a distance of 22 metres from the start of the takeoff roll to the point where the propeller initially struck the ground. The pilot had only limited experience on the aircraft type. It was possible that he had applied excessive forward movement of the control column, or that he had moved the column too rapidly.

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General details
Date: 26 April 1987 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: N/K Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Camden  
State: New South Wales  
Release date: 02 June 1987 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: de Havilland Aircraft Pty Ltd 
Aircraft model: DH-82 
Aircraft registration: VH-PFL 
Type of operation: Charter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Camden NSW
Departure time:N/K
Destination:The Oaks NSW
 
 
 
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