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The pilot noted the windsock was indicating nil wind and he elected to land on strip 36. The strip is 800 metres long from fence to fence but there is a powerline across the northern end. At the landing flare the aircraft floated and touched down about 200 metres after the threshold. The pilot noted the aircraft did not seem to slow down as expected, but due to concern over the powerlines at the far end he elected not to go around. The aircraft continued on the ground roll and the pilot was unable to prevent it from running into the fence, at low speed, at the northern end. Significant Factors The following factors were considered relevant to the development of the accident: 1. The pilot did not make a timely decision to go around.
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General details
Date: 30 April 1994 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 13:00 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Runway excursion 
Release date: 20 June 1994 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-28-181 
Aircraft registration: VH-BLF 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Tooradin VIC
Destination:Torquay VIC
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