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The pilot of VH-MGW requested taxi clearance for take-off and reported in receipt of automatic terminal information service (ATIS) "Echo". The runway nominated by the ATIS was runway 35. The aircraft was cleared to taxi, but shortly after, the pilot requested runway 30 for departure. The Surface Movement Controller (SMC) then issued the following instruction:- "Mike Golf Whisky taxi for change of runway 30, hold short of runway 35." A Boeing 737 VH-CZD had been cleared to land on runway 35 and was beginning to flare for landing. VH-MGW was then observed to cross the holding point for runway 35. After repeated calls from the SMC the pilot of VH-MGW finally stopped his aircraft close to the edge of the flight strip. The Boeing was not instructed to go-around as it was at the point of touchdown and considered by ATC to be committed to landing. The pilot of VH-MGW stated he did not see the holding point markings until he had been instructed to stop by the SMC. He said the holding point markings had been changed and was planning to stop at the "old" holding point position. He also stated that he was aware of the landing Boeing 737.
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General details
Date: 19 March 1993 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 14:02 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Loss of separation 
Release date: 17 May 1995 Occurrence class: Airspace 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 337G 
Aircraft registration: VH-MGW 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Canberra ACT
Destination:Cootamundra NSW
Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer: The Boeing Company 
Aircraft model: 737-377 
Aircraft registration: VH-CZD 
Sector: Jet 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Destination:Canberra ACT
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