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The pilot was attempting the first landing of the day on an airstrip which was about 800 metres in length. It had appreciable longitudinal slope and the surface was covered in long wet grass. The landing direction was up hill with a quartering tail wind from the left. The pilot reported that the aircraft touched down about half way along the strip and that he anticipated the slope would provide the necessary retardation. As the roll progressed, it became apparent the aircraft could not be stopped on the remaining strip so a ground loop to the left was initiated. The aircraft slid sideways into a Superphosphate dump at the end of the strip and damaged the right aileron, right fuselage and tailplane.

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General details
Date: 28 May 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1200 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Pine Hills (near Boorowa) Occurrence type:Runway excursion 
State: New South Wales Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 04 June 1990 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-36 
Aircraft registration: VH-FGF 
Serial number: 36-7902011 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Pine Hills NSW
Departure time:1145 Approx.
Destination:Pine Hills NSW
 
 
 
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