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During the first takeoff of the day the pilot dumped the load of superphosphate when he assessed that the aircraft would not become safely airborne before reaching the end of the strip. The aircraft's tail struck rocks beyond the end of the strip but the pilot was able to continue the flight and then return to the strip and land without further incident. This accident was not the subject of an on-scene investigation.

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General details
Date: 14 May 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 0930 Approx  
Location:Koala (35 km SSE of Cowra) Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Runway excursion 
Release date: 15 February 1989 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: de Havilland Canada 
Aircraft model: DHC-2 
Aircraft registration: VH-BSC 
Serial number: 1617 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Koala NSW
Departure time:0930 Approx
Destination:Koala NSW
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