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The pilot of VH-HCE was preparing to conduct solo circuits and landings, using runway 11 Right. The aircraft had stopped facing northwards on the bitumen section of runway 36 Right, just south of taxiway Lima, while the instructor vacated the aircraft. The Piper VH-EMZ had previously landed and was taxiing westward along taxiway Lima. As VH-EMZ approached the runway 36 Right intersection, VH-HCE began to cross taxiway Lima, heading towards the holding point for runway 11 Right. The two aircraft collided in the middle of the taxiway. The pilot of VH-EMZ subsequently reported that she had difficulty seeing along the taxiway because of the late afternoon sun. The pilot of VH-HCE reported that he had looked along taxiway Lima prior to moving forward, but had not seen the other aircraft.

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General details
Date: 14 May 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1654  
Location:Bankstown Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales  
Release date: 09 November 1988  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 152 
Aircraft registration: VH-HCE 
Serial number: 15283791 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Bankstown NSW
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Bankstown NSW
Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-28 
Aircraft registration: VH-EMZ 
Serial number: 28-7790600 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Mudgee NSW
Departure time:0
Destination:Bankstown NSW
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