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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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