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The pilot had commenced superspreading operations at about midday, and was returning to his base strip at the completion of the day's activities. He was landing towards the west. The strip slopes up 4` to the west. The pilot reported that he had not been aware until the flare that he was landing with a tailwind component, as there had been a westerly component in his operations area. He touched down some distance along the strip. Due to looking into the setting sun, he misjudged the distance remaining and was slow to apply braking. When it was obvious that the aircraft would not stop before the boundary fence, he turned the aircraft to the left to minimise damage. The outer right wing struck a fence post.

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General details
Date: 21 February 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1830  
Location:Welsh's Strip (1.5 miles south of Tenterfield) Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Runway excursion 
Release date: 17 March 1989 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Airparts NZ Ltd 
Aircraft model: FU-24 
Aircraft registration: VH-EMQ 
Serial number: 180 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:agricultural strip NSW
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Welsh's Strip NSW
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