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VH-IDZ was enroute Darwin to Kalkgurung, tracking via Victoria River Downs, tracking 174 degrees at the correct cruising level of 9500 feet. About 16km north of Victoria River Downs the pilot observed another aircraft pass directly under him in the opposite direction with a vertical separation of 100-200 feet. The other aircraft, VH-AZO, was enroute from Tanami to Darwin via Victoria River Downs tracking 007 degrees, and also cruising correctly at 9500 feet. Changes made to Australian airspace, which replaced the quadrantal cruising levels with hemisphere cruising levels, allows opposing VFR traffic within the same hemisphere to operate at the same altitude.
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General details
Date: 22 July 1994 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 13:50 CST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type:Near collision 
 Occurrence class: Airspace 
Release date: 14 October 1994 Occurrence category: Incident 
Report status: Final  
 
Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 210M 
Aircraft registration: VH-IDZ 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Darwin NT
Destination:Kalkgurung NT
Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 402C 
Aircraft registration: VH-AZO 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Tanami NT
Destination:Darwin NT
 
 
 
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