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On arrival in the circuit area, the pilot assessed the wind to be from the south-west at 10 knots. He elected to land downwind, as the strip sloped slightly uphill to the north-east. Touchdown occurred about halfway along the strip, and the pilot was unable to bring the aircraft to a stop in the distance remaining. The aircraft collided with a fence and came to rest 60 metres beyond the end of the strip. The strip was undulating, with the slope in the landing direction varying from 2 up to 1.5 down. The average upslope was in the order of 1 , and the pilot evidently misjudged the effect this slope would have on a landing in downwind conditions. The aircraft crossed the threshold slightly higher than the pilot desired, and it floated for a considerable distance under the influence of the tailwind. After touchdown, the pilot was reluctant to carry out a go-around because of the slope.

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General details
Date: 10 July 1986 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1109 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:St Marys (13 km NW Hoxton Park) Occurrence type:Runway excursion 
State: New South Wales Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 05 August 1986 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 36 
Aircraft registration: VH-MGM 
Type of operation: Charter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Wagga NSW
Departure time:1109
Destination:St Marys NSW
 
 
 
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