Aviation safety investigations & reports

Boeing 767, VH-RMG and McDonnell Douglas DC9, VH-TJQ and British Aerospace 125, VH-HSS, Brisbane QLD, 10 August 1988

Investigation number:
198803788
Status: Completed
Investigation completed

Summary

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VH-RMG was cleared to land on runway 19. VH-HSS was cleared to line up after VH-RMG had landed and told to expect an immediate takeoff clearance. At about this time VH-TJQ was approaching final and about 12 kilometres from the runway. At the end of its landing roll VH-RMG turned into a highspeed exit and stopped with the rear of the aircraft over the runway and with the entire aircraft infringing the flight strip. The radio transmitter of VH-RMG then started to operate continuously thus preventing effective communication between the Tower and any aircraft. The crew of VH-RMG attempted to call on the Surface Movement Control(SMC) frequency but the transmitter continued to operate continuously. At the same time the pilot of VH-TJQ was attempting to ascertain from the Tower if his aircraft was cleared to land. He also called on the SMC frequency but that frequency was jammed at that time by the continuous transmissions from VH-RMG. By this stage the pilot of VH-TJQ had decided to land if they did not obtain a landing clearance. When the aircraft was at about 200 feet above ground level the crew noticed that VH-HSS was lined up on the threshold of the runway. An immediate go-around was carried out. The rear section of VH-RMG still infringed the runway. During the above sequence the Tower Controller had been attempting in vain to both instruct VH-TJQ to carry out a go-around and to have VH-HSS vacate the runway. Neither aircraft had received these instructions because of the continuous transmissions from VH-RMG. The sighting of VH-HSS on the runway threshold was made more difficult for the crew of VH-TJQ by the fading light and the fact that the white aircraft was aligned with the white threshold markings. Subsequent checks of the radio systems in VH-RMG failed to find any faults with the systems.

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General details
Date: 10 August 1988   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1705    
Location: Brisbane    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Miscellaneous - Other  
Release date: 31 October 1988   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-RMG  
Type of operation Air Transport High Capacity  
Damage to aircraft Nil  

Aircraft 2 details

Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer McDonnell Douglas Corp.  
Aircraft model DC9  
Aircraft registration VH-TJQ  
Damage to aircraft Nil  

Aircraft 3 details

Aircraft 3 details
Aircraft manufacturer British Aerospace PLC  
Aircraft model 125  
Aircraft registration VH-HSS  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
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