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The aircraft touched down normally on the 760 metre long strip and the pilot commenced braking immediately. He was then distracted by the sudden appearance of two cyclists at the edge of the strip and was concerned that they might attempt to cross the strip in front of the aircraft. This did not occur and the pilot, returning his attention to the landing roll, realised that the rate of deceleration was less than expected. Despite pumping the brakes, he was unable to prevent the aircraft from over-running the end of the strip and colliding with a large rock. Heavy rain had fallen on the strip shortly before the aircraft arrived. The grass surface was slippery and resulted in reduced braking effectiveness. When the pilot realised that the rate of deceleration was abnormal there was insufficient strip length remaining to ensure a successful go around.

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General details
Date: 13 February 1984 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1310  
Location:Yam Island Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Runway excursion 
Release date: 21 May 1984 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 402 
Aircraft registration: VH-UBZ 
Type of operation: Charter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Warraber Island QLD
Departure time:1300
Destination:Yam Island QLD
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