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At about 200 ft after takeoff the engine began to run roughly. The pilot elected to abandon the takeoff so that the aircraft could be landed on the remaining length of runway. After a high flare for landing the aircraft touched down heavily. The left landing gear leg was broken off and the aircraft came to rest off the left side of the runway. The relative humidity was assessed as being around 80% and there had been recent light rain at the aerodrome. The pilot reported that the aircraft manufacturer considered carburettor icing as the cause of the rough running.
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General details
Date: 24 March 1997 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 15:40 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Forced/precautionary landing 
Release date: 27 May 1997  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Jabiru Aircraft Pty Ltd 
Aircraft model: JABIRU ST 
Aircraft registration: VH-JBY 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Hervey bay QLD
Destination:Bundaberg QLD
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