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Kiwi 52, an A4 Skyhawk, on a missed approach from a runway 35 ILS approach, had been issued with missed approach instructions to maintain runway heading and maintain 6000 feet. When Kiwi 52 was about four miles north of the aerodrome, the aircraft was instructed to turn right heading 070 degrees and to climb to and maintain 6500 feet. The altitude restriction was to maintain separation with VH-PZL, overflying at 7500 feet. As Kiwi 52 approached VH-PZL, Kiwi 52s altitude readout reached 7400 feet. When asked to confirm his level, the pilot of Kiwi 52 reported maintaining 6500 feet. Kiwi 52 was passed traffic information on VH-PZL. Shortly afterwards Kiwi 52s altitude readout returned to 6500 feet. The two aircraft closed to about two miles radar separation with Kiwi 52 passing behind VH-PZL. Factors The following factors were considered relevant to the development of the incident: The pilot of Kiwi 52 failed to follow an air traffic control instruction to maintain an altitude.
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General details
Date: 05 October 1995 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 11:07 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Loss of separation 
Release date: 09 October 1995 Occurrence class: Airspace 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer: Douglas Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: A-4G 
Aircraft registration: UNKNOWN 
Sector: Other 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Nowra NSW
Destination:Nowra NSW
Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-28-161 
Aircraft registration: VH-PZL 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Moorabbin VIC
Destination:Camden NSW
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