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The pilot was operating from an agricultural landing area. During the takeoff run the left mainwheel struck a vehicle tyre, that was being used as a strip marker. The tyre was flung into the air and struck the left stabilator causing it to jam in about the neutral position. As there was insufficient strip remaining to land the aircraft and bring it safely to a halt, the pilot decided to continue with the takeoff. The pilot subsequently landed the aircraft in a paddock three kilometres from the point of DEPARTURE. During the landing roll the aircraft struck a fence. The pilot had commenced the takeoff from the left side of the strip because the centre area was rough. The tyre struck by the aircraft was difficult to see as the white paint on it had worn off, and it was partly obscured by clumps of long grass.

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General details
Date: 17 September 1987 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1300 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Braidwood Station (20 km South of Braidwood)  
State: New South Wales  
Release date: 18 December 1987 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Airparts NZ Ltd 
Aircraft model: FU-24 
Aircraft registration: VH-MYW 
Serial number: 267 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Braidwood Station NSW
Departure time:1258
Destination:Braidwood Station NSW
 
 
 
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