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Near collision involving a Cessna Aircraft Company 182S, VH-EWV and Cessna Aircraft Company 207A, VH-UAA, Ayers Rock, Aerodrome, NT on 14 October 1999

Investigation number:
199904832
Status: Completed
Investigation completed

Summary

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The pilot of a Cessna 182, VH-EWV, while taxiing for departure at Ayers Rock, turned into an unserviceable taxiway in order to conduct engine checks before takeoff. The certified air ground radio operator at the aerodrome asked the pilot if his operations were normal, as this was not a normal procedure. The pilot confirmed that his operations were normal. A Cessna 207, VH-UAA, passed the other aircraft on the taxiway, and continued onto the runway. The pilot of UAA broadcast his intentions and started the take-off run. The broadcast was heard by the radio operator, but not by the pilot of EWV, who also broadcast his intentions to enter the active runway. This broadcast was not heard by either the radio operator or the pilot of UAA. As EWV approached the runway, the radio operator instructed the pilot to hold position. The pilot did not hear the instruction, however, on seeing the other aircraft moving toward his position, stopped immediately near the runway strip. The pilot of UAA continued the takeoff, passing at high speed and in close proximity to EWV. The role of the certified air ground radio operator was to provide information, not to give instructions, however the radio operator considered his actions to have been appropriate. The investigation found that the pilot of EWV understood the procedures to be used at the aerodrome. However, it was not possible to determine why communications to and from the pilot were not heard.
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General details
Date: 14 October 1999   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 12:10 CST    
State: Northern Territory   Occurrence type: Near collision  
Release date: 01 September 2000   Occurrence class: Airspace  
Report status: Final   Occurrence category: Incident  

Aircraft 1 details

Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 182S  
Aircraft registration VH-EWV  
Sector Other  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Ayers Rock NT  
Destination Kings Creek NT  

Aircraft 2 details

Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 207A  
Aircraft registration VH-UAA  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Ayers Rock NT  
Destination Ayers Rock NT