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The aircraft had arrived at it's destination and was on final approach when it was subjected to the effects of a downdraught, followed by an updraught. The pilot elected not to overshoot from the approach but attempted to regain the normal glide path by using varying power applications. Wind considerations required that the approach be made into the setting sun and as the windscreen was covered with oil from a leaking oil cooler, the pilot's forward visibility was significantly reduced. This resulted in the aircraft touching down well into the strip. When the brakes were applied, there was no response from the right brake. The pilot was able to avoid some trees in his path but he was unable to avoid ruts on the road at the end of the strip. Had the aircraft touched down at the approach end of the strip it is likely that the pilot would have been able to stop the aircraft, within the confines of the strip, with the limited braking that was available. Had the brakes operated normally the pilot should have been able to stop, within the confines of the strip, even though the aircraft touched down well into the strip. This accident was not the subject of an on-scene investigation.

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General details
Date: 18 September 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1715 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Murgoo Homestead (230km NE Geraldton) Occurrence type:Runway excursion 
State: Western Australia Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 13 March 1989 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 182 
Aircraft registration: VH-DGG 
Serial number: 182-55756 
Type of operation: Business 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Tardie Station WA
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Murgoo Homestead WA
 
 
 
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