Aviation safety investigations & reports

Lockheed Georgia Co P-3C, A9-665

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


During a search mission, the crew of the P3 Orion aircraft, operating at 1,200 ft, sighted a Cessna 402 on a reciprocal track at 1,000 ft. The Orion crew took avoiding action. The incident occurred near the boundary of the designated search areas of the two aircraft.

General details
Date: 28 December 1998   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 0900 hours ESuT    
Location   (show map): Tasman Sea    
State: Tasmania   Occurrence type: Near collision  
Release date: 17 July 2001   Occurrence class: Airspace  
Report status: Final   Occurrence category: Incident  
  Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft 1 details

Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer Lockheed Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model P-3  
Aircraft registration A9-665  
Type of operation Military  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Unknown  
Destination Unknown  

Aircraft 2 details

Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 402  
Aircraft registration VH-PEH  
Serial number 402B0913  
Type of operation Aerial Work  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Unknown  
Destination Unknown  
Last update 13 May 2014