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Air-ground-air involving a Mcdonnell Douglas Corp. F/A-18A, PIRATE and Mcdonnell Douglas Corp. F/A-18A, SHOGUN, Enroute Mudgee - Cowra, NSW on 28 July 1992

Investigation number:
199203465
Status: Completed
Investigation completed

Summary

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Shogun and Pirate sections [2 X FA 18] were operating at Flight Level 310 in the Mudgee/Cowra area when VHF communications became poor and, at times, impossible. As a result Sydney air traffic control were unable to pass traffic alerting information for the descent phase of the operation. Subsequent communications were established during the descent and there was no breakdown in separation.
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General details
Date: 28 July 1992   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 11:00 EST    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Air-ground-air  
Release date: 20 May 1993   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final    

Aircraft 1 details

Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer McDonnell Douglas Corp.  
Aircraft model F/A-18A  
Aircraft registration PIRATE  
Sector Jet  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Williamtown  
Destination Williamtown  

Aircraft 2 details

Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer McDonnell Douglas Corp.  
Aircraft model F/A-18A  
Aircraft registration SHOGUN  
Sector Jet  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Williamtown  
Destination Williamtown