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Upon arrival in the circuit, the pilot found that the windsock was wrapped around the pole. From local knowledge he chose to land on the 525m strip towards the north-west. Following touch down the aircraft did not slow down as rapidly as expected and overran the strip. The aircraft came to rest on a 30 degree slope just past the threshold. Later the pilot said that the grass was wet, he landed slightly fast at 90 kts, there was a three to five knot tailwind, and he selected reverse thrust too late to avoid the overrun. The Cessna 208 flight manual recommends an approach speed of 78 kts under the prevailing conditions. The chart landing distance required was 397m.
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General details
Date: 28 December 1995 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 13:30 EST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type:Runway excursion 
 Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 01 August 1996 Occurrence category: Incident 
Report status: Final  
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 208B 
Aircraft registration: VH-URT 
Sector: Turboprop 
Damage to aircraft: Minor 
Departure point:Horn Island QLD
Destination:Murray Island QLD
 
 
 
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