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The student pilot stated that during a flapless touch and go landing he thought there would be insufficient runway remaining to become airborne, and rejected the takeoff. Realising that he would be unable to bring the aircraft to a stop before the end of the runway, he steered it off the end of runway 11, to the right, towards taxiway Lima. During this excursion the right wing struck a runway sign post. However, the pilot did not notice the collision, and then proceeded with a further series of circuits and landings. The damaged wing was noticed at the conclusion of the flight.
General details
Date: 04 May 1993 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 8:30 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Runway excursion 
Release date: 19 June 1994 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Grob - Burkhart Flugzeugbau 
Aircraft model: G-115 
Aircraft registration: VH-TGU 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Bankstown NSW
Destination:Bankstown NSW
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