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On 4 September 2012, the pilot of a Piper PA-28 aircraft, registered VH-SFK (SFK), was conducting solo touch-and-go circuits at Bankstown Airport, New South Wales.  After landing on the fourth solo circuit, when the pilot applied full power for take-off, SFK veered suddenly to the left onto the grass. The pilot reduced the throttle setting to the idle position and applied the brakes, however the aircraft collided with the airport perimeter fence. The aircraft sustained substantial damage and the pilot sustained minor injuries.

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General details
Date: 04 September 2012 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1215 EST  
Location   (show map):Bankstown Airport Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Runway excursion 
Release date: 20 December 2012 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-28 
Aircraft registration: VH-SFK 
Serial number: 2842125 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Damage to aircraft: Serious 
Departure point:Bankstown, NSW
Destination:Bankstown, NSW
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