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While VH-JJT was backtracking on runway 13 at Gove after conducting an instrument approach, VH-NJN became visual on final approach, also for runway 13. The airport safety officer reported that NJN continued the approach until very late final before executing a missed approach.

The crews of both aircraft were in radio contact with each other on the Gove MBZ frequency. After landing, the crew of JJT advised the crew of NJN that JJT was backtracking on runway 13 and would shortly be clear of the runway. The pilot in command of NJN elected to continue the approach, anticipating that JJT would clear the runway in sufficient time to permit NJN to land. When it became apparent that JJT would not be clear of the runway, the pilot in command of NJN discontinued the approach.

Examination of the Flight Recorder data from NJN revealed that the vertical separation between the aircraft during the missed approach was not less than 300 ft.

 
General details
Date: 16 April 1999 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 0815 hours CST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):Gove, Aero. Occurrence type:Missed approach 
State: Northern Territory  
Release date: 05 May 1999 Occurrence category: Incident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer: British Aerospace PLC 
Aircraft model: BAe 146 
Aircraft registration: VH-JJT 
Type of operation: Air Transport High Capacity 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Darwin, NT
Departure time:0700 hours CST
Destination:Gove, NT
Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer: British Aerospace PLC 
Aircraft model: BAe 146 
Aircraft registration: VH-NJN 
Serial number: Air Transport, Domestic, High Capacity, Passenger, Scheduled 
Type of operation: Air Transport High Capacity 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Darwin, NT
Departure time:0700 hours CST
Destination:Gove, NT
 
 
 
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