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Cessna 150, VH-WXS, was conducting dual instructional circuits on runway 17 when Harvard, VH-OVO, gave an inbound call. Cessna VH-WXS was climbing through 300 feet having done a touch-and-go when the instructor in VH-WXS heard the inbound call; he considered there was ample time for the student to continue the circuit for another touch and go prior to the arrival of VH-OVO. VH-WXS touched down near the 17 threshold. The instructor was retracting the flaps and the student was about to apply takeoff power when the Harvard passed about 50 feet overhead and touched down about 40 metres in front of VH-WXS. The instructor in VH-WXS immediately transmitted on the radio that the Cessna was on the runway and rejected the takeoff. VH-OVO applied power and took off. Neither the pilot-in-command nor the student in the Harvard saw the Cessna. The Harvard had performed a fairly steep approach whereas the Cessna had made a normal approach. The Cessna was below and in front, and hidden from the Harvard pilots' view during the final approach. The Harvard was probably in such a position on the final approach that it was also hidden from the view of the Cessna pilots. Significant Factor The following factor was considered relevant to the development of the incident: 1. The pilots in the Harvard did not confirm the whereabouts of the Cessna before making an approach to land.
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General details
Date: 06 July 1993 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 14:30 EST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type:Near collision 
 Occurrence class: Airspace 
Release date: 26 October 1994 Occurrence category: Incident 
Report status: Final  
 
Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: A150M 
Aircraft registration: VH-WXS 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Point Cook VIC
Destination:Point Cook VIC
Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer: North American Aviation Inc 
Aircraft model: SNJ-5 
Aircraft registration: VH-OVO 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Essendon VIC
Destination:Point Cook VIC
 
 
 
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