Aviation safety investigations & reports

Piper PA23-250, VH-EMG, Bensbach, Papua New Guinea, 2 May 1985

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Status: Completed
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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    
Location: Bensbach, Papua New Guinea    
State: International   Occurrence type: Runway excursion  
Release date: 25 February 1986   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

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  
Last update 18 May 2016