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ASOR 9200127 Circumstances VH-KLS departed Williamtown for Canberra at 1032 hours on a charter flight using IFR procedures. At 1040 hours the pilot contacted Sydney Flight Service and reported that he was on the 015 radial of the Sydney VOR and maintaining 6,000 ft. The Flight Service Officer [FSO] held a flight strip on the aircraft but had received no co-ordination from Williamtown ATC. The FSO then contacted Williamtown ATC to ascertain the co-ordination required and was informed that VH-KLS had departed at 1032 hours. There was no known conflicting traffic and therefore no breakdown in separation. Significant Factors 1.Williamtown ATC did not co-ordinate the departure time of VH-KLS as required by the Manual of Air Traffic Services [MATS].
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General details
Date: 07 September 1992 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 10:40 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Breakdown of co-ordination 
Release date: 22 July 1993 Occurrence class: Airspace 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-31 
Aircraft registration: VH-KLS 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Williamtown NSW
Destination:Canberra ACT
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