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The strip was grass covered and wet. When the pilot applied the brakes after touchdown, the wheels locked, providing little retardation. The pilot groundlooped the aircraft to avoid running off the end of the strip. During the groundloop, however, the aircraft ran slowly backwards into some bushes, causing damage to the right wing and elevator.
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General details
Date: 01 September 1995 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 9:35 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Control - Other 
Release date: 14 September 1995 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Pilatus Britten-Norman Ltd 
Aircraft model: BN-2A-8 
Aircraft registration: VH-FCO 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Horn Island QLD
Destination:Murray Island QLD
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