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The pilot decided to land at the strip to check on the welfare of two mining company employees working in the area. During the latter stages of the landing roll the nosewheel entered a soft area and dug in, causing the aircraft to overturn. As the mining company's base radio was unserviceable and the ground personnel were not expecting the aircraft, the pilot was not able to establish the condition of the strip. Although it appeared serviceable from the air, the strip contained a section where water from recent rain had accumulated and resulted in the surface in that area being soft and wet.

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General details
Date: 17 December 1984 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1500  
Location:Interview River, 25 Km S of Sandy Cape, TAS Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: South Australia  
Release date: 05 March 1985  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 182 
Aircraft registration: VH-KLJ 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Sandy Cape TAS
Departure time:1500
Destination:Interview River TAS
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