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The pilot reported that there had been recent heavy rain on the strip. Well into the landing roll, the aircraft encountered an area of water and skidded to the left. The left wheel then entered soft ground and swung the aircraft further left, resulting in the left main landing gear striking a steel framed cone marker. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 11 May 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1043 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Cow Bay (83km N Cairns) Occurrence type:Loss of control 
State: Queensland Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 21 May 1990 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-32 
Aircraft registration: VH-NWS 
Serial number: 32-7450085 
Type of operation: Charter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Cairns QLD
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Cow Bay QLD
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