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The pilot had been advised of a displaced threshold, and assessed that the available length was adequate. The displaced threshold was forgotten until the markers were sighted during final approach. Power was applied to land beyond them but the aircraft was allowed to balloon and float before touching down, and overran the end of the strip where the landing gear collided with a low windrow. The pilot inspected the landing gear for damage, and believing the aircraft was airworthy, continued with the flight schedule. Subsequent examination revealed that the airframe had suffered substantial damage. This accident was not the subject of an on scene investigation.

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General details
Date: 20 March 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1500  
Location:Clifton Hills Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: South Australia Occurrence type: Runway excursion 
Release date: 21 June 1988 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Aero Commander 
Aircraft model: 500 
Aircraft registration: VH-ACZ 
Serial number: 3176 
Type of operation: Air Transport Low Capacity 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Alton Downs SA
Departure time:1445
Destination:Clifton Hills SA
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