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The aircraft touched down about 300 metres after the threshold of the 1200 metre long strip, which sloped uphill. When the pilot realised that the aircraft would not stop before the end of the strip, heavy braking was applied. The aircraft overran the strip and the nose gear strut collapsed in the rough terrain. The pilot subsequently advised that had he initiated braking earlier the aircraft would have stopped in the remaining lenght. He had believed that there was more strip length available than was actually the case and it was considered probable that he had been deceived by the slope of the strip.

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General details
Date: 05 October 1984 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1456  
Location:Mt Bonnie (139 km SE of Darwin) Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Northern Territory Occurrence type: Runway excursion 
Release date: 03 December 1984 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 58 
Aircraft registration: VH-WGS 
Serial number: N/K 
Type of operation: Charter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Darwin NT
Departure time:1430
Destination:Mt Bonnie NT
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