Aviation safety investigations & reports

Boeing 767-277, VH-RME, Boeing 727-277, VH-ANE, Perth WA, 14 February 1987

Investigation number:
198700135
Status: Completed
Investigation completed

Summary

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Shortly after 1000 hours, VH-ANE taxiied for departure from runway 03. Prior to the aircraft being given a takeoff clearance another aircraft departed from the same runway. As a result it was necessary to turn that aircraft, to provide the required separation, prior to VH-ANE being cleared for takeoff. When the tower controller had established separation, VH-ANE was given a clearance to commence an immediate takeoff. By this time VH-RME was established on final approach for runway 03. The pilot of VH-RME then became concerned that the runway might not be available for him to carry out a landing and he commenced a go-around. The tower controller was advised immediately and he instructed VH-ANE to abandon the takeoff. VH-RME subsequently completed a circuit and landed, and VH-ANE then departed for Melbourne. The investigation revealed that at the time VH-RME commenced to go around the aircraft was about 400 feet above ground level. The tower controller responsible for the separation of landing and departing aircraft was of the opinion that the required runway separation would have been achieved had VH-RME continued with the landing.

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General details
Date: 14 February 1987   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1013    
Location: Perth    
State: Western Australia    
Release date: 27 February 1987   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft 1 details

Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer The Boeing Company  
Aircraft model 767  
Aircraft registration VH-RME  
Type of operation Air Transport High Capacity  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Sydney NSW  
Departure time N/A  
Destination Perth WA  

Aircraft 2 details

Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer The Boeing Company  
Aircraft model 767  
Aircraft registration VH-RME  
Type of operation Air Transport High Capacity  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Perth WA  
Destination Melbourne VIC