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The pilot reported that when taxiing out of the parking area at Phillip Island for departure, the nosewheel entered a hole. The hole was about 200mm in diameter and about 400mm deep. The pilot was not aware of the hole and did not see it. The nosegear collapsed and the propeller hit the ground.
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General details
Date: 01 May 1994 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 16:30 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Release date: 14 June 1994 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-32R-300 
Aircraft registration: VH-LJC 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Morrabbin VIC
Destination:Phillip Island VIC
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