Cessna A188-B ZK-CSC, ran off end of airstrip and dived into the valley floor, Omahuta State Forest, 30 October 1989
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The pilot was operating from a sloping airstrip situated on a ridge. Approximately half the contract had been completed and fertiliser loads were being progressively increased. During take-off an engine malfunction may have caused the pilot to briefly apply the brakes. The take-off roll was longer than normal and the mainwheels entered shrubbery at the end of the airstrip. The aircraft pitched steeply nose up, stalled, and dived into the trees, seriously injuring the pilot.
Omahuta State Forest