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The Airbus A300 aircraft was intercepting the runway 16R localiser for an ILS approach. During the intercept and while the A300 was on final approach in cloud, ATC requested its pilot to slow his aircraft. On the final request, the pilot was informed that his aircraft had a closure rate of 60 kts on a preceding F50 aircraft. When the A300 broke out of cloud at 1,300 ft, its pilot saw that the F50 aircraft was only about two miles ahead. He suggested to ATC that he side step his aircraft to approach for runway 16L but the aerodrome controller directed a go-around.
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General details
Date: 15 September 1995 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 12:55 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Loss of separation 
Release date: 15 April 1996 Occurrence class: Airspace 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer: Airbus 
Aircraft model: A300-B4-203 
Aircraft registration: VH-TAC 
Sector: Jet 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Coolangatta QLD
Destination:Sydney NSW
Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer: Fokker B.V. 
Aircraft model: F27 MK 50 
Aircraft registration: VH-FNC 
Sector: Turboprop 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Destination:Sydney NSW
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