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The pilot of VH-TQL reported that when on short final for runway 12 the crew noticed a displaced threshold for runway 30 and men and vehicles commencing to enter the closed off area. No NOTAM for this activity was current and this was confirmed by the AVFAX help phone number. The RAAF advised that there had been a self cancelling NOTAM for work on the cable-hook arrester system on the previous day, and the work continued the next day but relevant authorities were not advised. Upon ascertaining that the work was continuing, the tower controller had immediately arranged for a Sydney NOTAM to be raised but it was not issued prior to the arrival of VH-TQL. Measures have been taken by the RAAF to prevent a recurrence.
General details
Date: 22 August 1993 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 8:15 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Airspace related - Other 
Release date: 30 October 1993 Occurrence class: Airspace 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: British Aerospace PLC 
Aircraft model: 3107 
Aircraft registration: VH-TQL 
Sector: Turboprop 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Sydney NSW
Destination:Williamtown NSW
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