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The pilot had previously discussed the strip with the station owner but had not ascertained its length. On overflying, the pilot assessed its length as 600 metres, and after checking the P chart he calculated that 500 metres was needed for a landing. The pilot stated that he crossed the threshold at 65-70 knots with full flap selected. Ground marks indicated that the aircraft touched down 195 metres past the threshold. It then bounced twice before overrunning the strip, striking an earth mound and running through a depression. The grass strip was measured as 408 metres long and was slippery from rain which had fallen the previous day.

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General details
Date: 01 April 1983 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1430 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:150 km West of Ceduna  
State: South Australia  
Release date: 01 May 1985 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 36 
Aircraft registration: VH-EUM 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Ceduna SA
Departure time:1215
Destination:Coorabie SA
 
 
 
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