Aviation safety investigations & reports

Air-ground-air involving a de Havilland Canada DHC-8-102, VH-WZJ and Amateur Built Aircraft RV-6, VH-OOG, Mildura, VIC on 16 January 2000

Investigation number:
200000167
Status: Completed
Investigation completed

Summary

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When a Dash-8 entered the circuit on a 5 mile final for runway 36, an amateur Vans RV-6 reported downwind for runway 27. The Dash-8 crew attempted to contact the pilot of the RV-6 but were unable establish clear communications with the pilot to determine the precise position of the RV-6 and to clarify the pilot's intentions. As a pre-cautionary measure, the Dash-8 crew elected to climb to 2,000 ft to avoid the RV-6. Witnesses on the ground reported sighting the RV-6 behind and below the Dash-8 on the extended centreline of runway 36/18 as the Dash-8 began the climb. The RV-6 was not detected visually or by TCAS. The Dash-8 was re-positioned for an approach to runway 09 when the crew had received a transmission from the RV-6 pilot which indicated that he had landed on runway 36.
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General details
Date: 16 January 2000   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 20:40 ESuT    
State: Victoria   Occurrence type: Air-ground-air  
Release date: 25 January 2000   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final    

Aircraft 1 details

Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer Amateur Built Aircraft  
Aircraft model RV-6  
Aircraft registration VH-OOG  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Ceduna, SA  
Destination Mildura Vic.  

Aircraft 2 details

Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer de Havilland Canada  
Aircraft model DHC-8-102  
Aircraft registration VH-WZJ  
Sector Turboprop  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Melbourne Vic.  
Destination Mildura Vic.