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The pilot was familiar with the destination aerodrome, having landed there on several previous occasions. On arrival, rain showers were in the area and the pilot held until the showers had cleared. After an apparently normal approach, the aircraft floated beyond the target touchdown point. The short grass surface was firm but wet, and the pilot was unable to stop the aircraft in the remaining strip length.

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General details
Date: 02 May 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1030 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Bensbach, Papua New Guinea Occurrence type:Runway excursion 
State: International Occurrence class: Environment 
Release date: 25 February 1986 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-23 
Aircraft registration: VH-EMG 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Daru PNG
Departure time:1030
Destination:Bensbach PNG
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