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On 22 November 2006 at 0817 Eastern Summer Time, an Ilyushin Design Bureau IL-76TD (IL-76) aircraft, registered UR-BXQ, was reported to have entered the runway 28 stopway before becoming airborne while departing from runway 28 at Royal Australian Air Force Base Richmond, NSW. The aircraft was departing on a charter flight to Manila, the Philippines with 10 crew members on board.

A number of witnesses at various locations on the airport reported that the main wheels of the IL-76 did not lift off the ground until after the aircraft entered the stopway. However, the pilot in command of the IL-76 stated that the aircraft became airborne at about 250 m before the end of the runway.

From the available witness and flight crew reports, and the physical and recorded evidence, the investigation was unable to determine whether the aircraft entered the runway 28 stopway. The investigation could not reconcile the discrepancy between the recollection of events provided by the witnesses to the occurrence, and that of the pilot in command.

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General details
Date: 22 November 2006 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 0817 ESuT  
Location   (show map):Richmond, Aerodrome Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Miscellaneous - Other 
Release date: 04 May 2007 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Serious Incident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Ilyushin Design Bureau 
Aircraft model: IL-76 
Aircraft registration: UR-BXQ 
Serial number: 1023410360 
Type of operation: Charter 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Richmond, NSW
Departure time:21:17
Destination:Manila, Philippines
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