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Prior to departing Narrabri the pilot obtained a weather forecast for his destination, which indicated the surface wind would be from the southwest at 15 kts. The flight was uneventful and on entering the circuit at Aeropelican the pilot noted that the windsock indicated a northerly wind and elected to land on runway 07. The pilot later reported that the aircraft crossed the threshold at 80 kts, with full flap selected, and touched down about 250 metres into the 880 metre strip. About half way along the runway, with the airspeed still indicating 55 kts, the pilot realised there was a tailwind component. He considered going round but elected to continue with the landing. Heavy pressure was applied to the rudder pedals, without operating the brakes effectively. As a result the aircraft overran the runway end and collided with the airport fence. The four occupants managed to evacuate the aircraft, but the pilot suffered superfical injuries.
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General details
Date: 06 September 1996 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 9:35 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Runway excursion 
Release date: 03 October 1996 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 210N 
Aircraft registration: VH-XGT 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Narrabri NSW
Destination:Aeropelican NSW
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