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The pilot reported that the aircraft floated about half the length of the 1130 m strip before he decided to take the aircraft around for another circuit. When he retracted the third stage of flap, the left wing dropped and the aircraft veered off runway heading. The pilot then lowered the nose of the aircraft in an attempt to increase air speed, but when he saw that a collision with trees was imminent, he closed the throttle. The aircraft ran through a boundary fence and came to rest among saplings about 100 m further. None of the three occupants were injured. The emergency locator transmitted, installed in the rear fuselage, did not activate.
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General details
Date: 19 July 1997 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 10:50 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Collision with terrain 
Release date: 31 July 1997 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 177A 
Aircraft registration: VH-EID 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Karumba QLD
Destination:Adels Grove QLD
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