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The pilot reported that on returning from a local flight he made an approach to land in light wind conditions. He was not satisfied with this or the subsequent approach, and go arounds were carried out. The third approach was normal, although the aircraft floated for some distance before touching down. The pilot was unable to bring the aircraft to a halt within the confines of the strip, and it came to rest in a gully. He then observed that the wind had changed from a headwind to a tailwind of about 10 knots, and this had evidently affected the landing performance of the aircraft.

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General details
Date: 17 December 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1530 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Rowland Flat Occurrence type:Runway excursion 
State: South Australia Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 17 April 1989 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Skywise Ultraflight Pty Ltd 
Aircraft model: Vampire 
Aircraft registration: 25-0122 
Serial number: N/K 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Rowland Flat SA
Departure time:1500
Destination:Rowland Flat SA
 
 
 
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