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As the aircraft approached the holding point for runway 19, the Tower Controller issued a line up clearance. A Boeing 767 aircraft was on base for runway 19. The controller then judged that the sequence may be too close and told the taxiing aircraft to hold short of the runway. The crew of this aircraft were taxiing over the holding point and managed to stop just beyond the marked line. The controller then had the option of sending around the Boeing 767, now on a two mile (3.7km) final approach, or asking the crew to accept a slightly infringed flight strip. The crew of the Boeing 767 decided to continue the approach and landed safely.
General details
Date: 03 August 1993 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 9:00 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Separation issue 
Release date: 19 October 1993 Occurrence class: Airspace 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Fokker B.V. 
Aircraft model: F28 MK 4000 
Aircraft registration: VH-EWD 
Sector: Jet 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Brisbane QLD
Destination:Mackay QLD
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