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The pilot reported that he completed an inspection of the strip prior to landing. It appeared fully serviceable. As the aircraft approached the end of its landing roll it entered an area of soft soil. This overloaded the nosewheel structure which collapsed, allowing the propeller to strike the ground.
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General details
Date: 04 October 1997 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 17:00 WST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Release date: 17 November 1997 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Mooney Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: M20J 
Aircraft registration: VH-SOM 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Meekatharra WA
Destination:Mt Gould Station WA
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