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During a local flight to the north-west of Coffs Harbour the left engine began to vibrate and run roughly. The pilot shut the engine down but found the aircraft could not maintain height in conditions of moderate turbulence. An emergency landing was made onto a disused agricultural strip, during which the aircraft overran the landing surface and collided with a stump, collapsing the nose landing gear.

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General details
Date: 11 November 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1705 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):54 kms NW Coffs Harbour  
State: New South Wales  
Release date: 23 July 1991 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Grumman American Aviation Corp 
Aircraft model: GA-7 
Aircraft registration: VH-BDP 
Serial number: GA7-0088 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Coffs Harbour NSW
Departure time:1645
Destination:Coffs Harbour NSW
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