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The aircraft initially touched down about halfway along the strip, became airborne again, then touched down 50 metres before the end of the strip. The pilot applied power to go-around. However after reassessing the situation he closed the throttle and attempted to steer the aircraft through a gate. The nose wheel dug into the ground and the aircraft tilted forward onto the propeller and left wing. The propeller spinner struck the gate and the aircraft stopped. The approach had been conducted in conditions of reduced visibility as a result of cloud cover and impending last light. The pilot had misjudged the approach and had used a higher than normal airspeed. The lack of visual cues evidently caused the pilot to delay initiating a go-around while such a manoeuvre could still have been safely accomplished.

 
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