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The pilot reported that on arrival in the circuit area he noticed that the wind was from the north-east at 20 to 25 knots. As the wind was mostly crosswind he elected to land uphill on strip 28, which is 920 metres long. Shortly after landing the pilot became aware that the aircraft was not slowing down normally. Heavy braking was used to little effect. The engines were shut down and the aircraft ran off the end of the runway. Some fallen logs caused the nose gear leg to collapse. The Cairns meteorological office estimated that the wind would have been 10 to 12 knots from the east to the south-east.

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General details
Date: 06 September 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1100 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Wolverton Stn (60 km NNW of Coen) Occurrence type:Runway excursion 
State: Queensland Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 24 January 1990 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-23 
Aircraft registration: VH-MJG 
Serial number: 27-4626 
Type of operation: Charter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Coen QLD
Departure time:1045
Destination:Wolverton Stn QLD
 
 
 
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