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After landing on runway 27 the crew of VH-TAD commenced taxying the aircraft along taxiway echo, back to the terminal. It was necessary to obtain a clearance to cross runway 34 on the way in. In the control tower the aerodrome controller issued a clearance to another aircraft to take off on runway 34. He also gave approval to the surface movement controller to allow VH-TAD to cross runway 34 behind the aircraft taking off. The surface movement controller then issued a clearance for VH-TAD to cross runway 34. In doing this he omitted to say to cross behind the departing aircraft. The crew of VH-TAD saw the other aircraft taking off on runway 34 and held VH-TAD short of runway 34 until the other aircraft had passed. Significant Factor The following factor was considered relevant to the development of the accident: 1. The surface movement controller incorrectly issued a clearance for VH-TAD to cross runway 34, in lieu of saying to cross behind the aircraft taking off on runway 34.
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General details
Date: 26 May 1993 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 11:10 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Release date: 27 October 1994 Occurrence class: Airspace 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Airbus 
Aircraft model: A300-B4-203 
Aircraft registration: VH-TAD 
Sector: Jet 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Sydney NSW
Destination:Melbourne VIC
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