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VH-OZM and VH-OZN were on descent OCTA aproaching Cowes. OZN was the leading and lower aircraft and both pilots were aware of and communicating with each other and the pilot of OZM had OZN in sight ahead and below. Both pilots were communicating with Melbourne Centre. When the two aircraft were on descent, the controller that he had lost the mode C altitude readout for OZN. As they approached Cowes, the pilot of OZM diverted his attention to some cockpit duties. Shortly afterwards, he heard the pilot of OZN give his Cowes position report and at that time OZM was still four miles from Cowes by GPS. When the pilot of OZM next sighted OZN, after passing Cowes, the two aircraft were at the same level and laterally separated by approximately 100 metres.
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General details
Date: 01 October 1996 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 10:21 EST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type:Near collision 
 Occurrence class: Airspace 
Release date: 15 October 1996 Occurrence category: Incident 
Report status: Final  
 
Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-31 
Aircraft registration: VH-OZN 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Wynyard Tas
Destination:Moorabbin Vic
Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-31-350 
Aircraft registration: VH-OZM 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Devonport Tas
Destination:Moorabbin Vic
 
 
 
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