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The pilot originally planned to cruise at 10,000 feet. Approaching 10,000 feet on climb out of Orange, the pilot amended his cruising level to Flight Level (FL) 140. He misread the enroute chart prior to Wagga and penetrated controlled airspace at FL140. He realised his mistake at about eight miles south of Wagga and called Melbourne Control for a clearance. There was no breakdown in separation. Significant Factor The following factor was considered relevant to the development of the incident: 1. The pilot misread the enroute chart.
General details
Date: 14 September 1993 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 16:17 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Release date: 26 October 1994 Occurrence class: Airspace 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-31 
Aircraft registration: VH-OZO 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Orange NSW
Destination:Moorabbin VIC
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