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On arrival at the destination, the pilot noted that the wind was from the west-south-west, but joined the circuit for landing into the north-east. On final approach the aircraft was high and fast, and touched down with only 330 metres of the 1100 metre strip remaining. At this time the pilot realised he was landing downwind, and shortly afterwards applied full power in an attempt to go around. However, the aircraft collided with the aerodrome boundary fence and came to rest on its belly after crossing a road and striking another fence.

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General details
Date: 18 February 1986 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1105  
Location:Flinders Island Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Tasmania Occurrence type: Runway excursion 
Release date: 07 April 1986 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-32 
Aircraft registration: VH-RRZ 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Essendon VIC
Departure time:1105
Destination:Flinders Island TAS
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