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On 26 February 2008, at about 1655 Western Daylight-saving Time, the pilot of a Gippsland Aeronautics Pty Ltd GA-8 Airvan, registered VH-KUZ, with two passengers on board, commenced takeoff at Kalumburu Aerodrome, WA. Witnesses reported that the aircraft started to drift to the left of the runway prior to becoming briefly airborne. The aircraft settled back onto the runway strip, veering further left across the runway strip. The aircraft subsequently ran up an embankment, through low scrub, and then through small trees beyond the runway strip. The impact with the trees flipped the aircraft onto its back, where it came to rest, facing the opposite way to the direction of takeoff. The aircraft was seriously damaged and the pilot and two passengers received minor injuries.

 
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