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About 150 metres after touchdown, when the brakes were applied, the aircraft began to veer to the right. Despite the application of heavy braking the pilot was unable to stop the aircraft and it ran off the end of the strip, through a gully and collided with a tree. While the aircraft was being vacated, a fire was noticed around the right wheel area. This fire was controlled by use of the portable extinguisher. A subsequent examination of the strip revealed marks indicative of heavy, intermittent braking forces being applied to the right wheel during the landing roll. Inspection of the aircraft revealed that the left brake had failed due to fatigue cracking of the brake hydraulic line. The cause of this fatigue could not be determined.

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General details
Date: 26 August 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1516  
Location:Punmu, 101km SE of Telfer Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Western Australia Occurrence type: Runway excursion 
Release date: 15 April 1986 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 210 
Aircraft registration: VH-RQD 
Type of operation: Charter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Jiggalong WA
Departure time:1516
Destination:Punmu WA
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