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The pilot reported he had commenced a takeoff roll on runway 08, after completing pre-takeoff checks and receiving a takeoff clearance. At a speed of about 40 knots, as he pushed forward on the control column to raise the tail, his seat slid fully aft on the seat rails. Although his feet could no longer reach the rudder pedals to maintain directional control, he was able to close the throttle and abandon the takeoff. The aircraft subsequently groundlooped to the left, collapsing the right landing gear, before coming to rest on the side of the runway.
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General details
Date: 18 January 1995 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 9:25 ESuT  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 30 January 1995 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 180K 
Aircraft registration: VH-SAA 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Nowra NSW
Destination:Moruya NSW
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