Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 152, VH-HCE, Piper PA28-181, VH-EMZ, Bankstown NSW, 14 May 1988

Investigation number:
198802367
Status: Completed
Investigation completed

Summary

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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    
State: New South Wales    
Release date: 09 November 1988   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft 1 details

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 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