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The pilot was attempting to land on a 500 metre one-way agricultural strip affected by a gusting downwind component of about 10 knots. The strip was bordered by tall trees and had an uphill gradient of about 5 percent in the landing direction. The strip surface was covered by short wet grass. On short final approach the pilot realised the downwind component was excessive for the strip length available but was unable to go around due to tall trees. He landed the aircraft but was forced to initiate a ground loop to avoid overruning the strip end.

 
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