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During the course of the day's activities, the pilot had landed at the strip on 24 occasions. The surface was wet and landings had been made with a quartering tailwind. On each occasion the pilot had stopped the aircraft about 100 metres short of a cattle yard at the end of the strip. The pilot was making his first approach after changing operations to another paddock. The aircraft touched down about 100 metres beyond the previous touchdown area. However, the pilot continued with the landing and despite heavy braking he was unable to prevent the aircraft colliding with the fence of the cattle yard. It was reported that while the aircraft was on approach the wind strength increased to about 15 knots.

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General details
Date: 17 July 1986 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1410  
Location:15 km East of Rocky Gully Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Western Australia Occurrence type: Runway excursion 
Release date: 19 June 1987 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 188 
Aircraft registration: VH-SUA 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:15 km East of Rocky Gully WA
Departure time:1410
Destination:15 km East Rocky Gully WA
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