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The pilot reported that his approach to land towards the north-west was good, however the aircraft floated for some distance before touching down. As the aircraft landed the sun appeared from behind a cloud and the pilot lost all forward vision. Braking was applied but, as the pilot considered that the aircraft was not slowing down and he was aware that the strip end was near, he applied power to go around. The aircraft failed to become airborne and collided with a bush and a fence beyond the end of the strip. The investigation did not reveal any fault with the aircraft that could have contributed to the accident.

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General details
Date: 22 May 1984 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1640  
Location:Vergemont Station,145 km W of Longreach Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Runway excursion 
Release date: 25 September 1984 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 182 
Aircraft registration: VH-FRV 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Vergemont Station QLD
Departure time:1325
Destination:Vergemont Station QLD
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