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After touchdown, the pilot applied gentle braking but believed the aircraft was not decelerating. To avoid running off the end of the strip he attempted a ground loop, however, the aircraft ran off the side of the strip and struck a derelict vehicle. An inspection of the aircraft did not reveal any pre-existing defect that could have contributed to the occurrence. It is probable that the pilot misjudged the speed of the aircraft and the distance to the end of the strip when applying the brakes during the landing roll. He was not wearing the sash component of the seat belt and received facial injuries when he struck the control column during the collision with the vehicle.

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General details
Date: 05 August 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1220  
Location:Dalbeg, 128 km SSE Townsville Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland  
Release date: 14 January 1986  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Minor 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 182 
Aircraft registration: VH-TGJ 
Type of operation: Business 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Strathmore Station QLD
Departure time:1205 (Aprx)
Destination:Dalbeg QLD
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