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The pilot reported that the landing was being conducted directly towards the setting sun. This affected his ability to see the strip and the aircraft touched down on the clearway beside the strip proper. During the landing roll, the nose wheel entered a depression which crossed the clearway and collapsed. Damage was also caused to both propellers and the forward underside of the fuselage.

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General details
Date: 27 July 1995 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 9:15 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Collision with terrain 
Release date: 12 March 1996 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 58 
Aircraft registration: VH-SDL 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Archerfield
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