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The pilot reported that, prior to takeoff, the wind sock indicated nil wind. He advised that the take-off roll appeared normal and that the aircraft had became airborne at approximately 50 kts. After lifting off, at a height "well above" the windsock, the aircraft suddenly appeared to lose airspeed. The aircraft then descended to contact the ground nose first and bounced again before coming to rest on the western side of the runway. The total distance from commencement of the take-off roll to where the aircraft came to rest was approximately 900 metres. Both the pilot and passenger were able to exit the aircraft safely. Witnesses working near the runway advise the aircraft may have been effected by a gust of wind that passed through at the time.
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General details
Date: 11 September 1995 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 13:15 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 07 June 1996 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 172P 
Aircraft registration: VH-NRC 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Chillichil NSW
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