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The pilot of VH-WSA was carrying out training at the Casino navaid. The pilot of VH-CFQ reported inbound to Casino, also for training at the navaid. VH-CFQ had arranged a 500 feet vertical separation with the pilot of VH-WSA. However, the pilot of VH-CFQ reported that the radio transmissions from VH-WSA were difficult to read and that he was not aware that VH-WSA also intended training at Casino. When he lost sight of VH-WSA the pilot of VH-CFQ assumed that VH-WSA had departed the area and continued descending. Both pilots next sighted each other when their aircraft passed nose to nose with about 100 metres lateral separation and with VH-CFQ at a slightly lower altitude.
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General details
Date: 01 April 1993 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 12:15 EST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type:Near collision 
 Occurrence class: Airspace 
Release date: 19 June 1994 Occurrence category: Incident 
Report status: Final  
 
Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: D95A 
Aircraft registration: VH-CFQ 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Archerfield QLD
Destination:Archerfield QLD
Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 172N 
Aircraft registration: VH-WSA 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Coolangatta QLD
Destination:Coolangatta QLD
 
 
 
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