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The pilot was making a landing on a dirt strip 822 metres in length. The conditions were calm and the temperature was 37 degrees Celsius. The aircraft floated for some distance before touchdown. Although heavy braking was commenced the pilot reported it was apparent the aircraft would not stop before the end of the strip. A ground loop was initiated during which the aircraft entered soft ground. The nose leg was bent as the aircraft tipped onto a wing tip.

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General details
Date: 08 January 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1245  
Location:Sandy Camp Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 15 February 1989 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-28 
Aircraft registration: VH-PEJ 
Serial number: 281459 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Coonamble NSW
Departure time:1225
Destination:Sandy Camp NSW
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