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As the Boeing 737-476 (B737) operating a scheduled passenger service to Adelaide, accelerated during the take-off roll on runway 06 at Perth International Airport, the driver of a sweeper vehicle operating on that runway saw the aircraft approaching in the vehicle's rear view mirror, turned right and vacated the runway. The crew of the B737 saw the vehicle vacating the runway and continued with the take off.

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General details
Date: 18 June 2001 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1107 hours WST  
Location   (show map):Perth, Aero. Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Western Australia Occurrence type: Loss of separation 
Release date: 27 September 2002 Occurrence class: Airspace 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Serious Incident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: The Boeing Company 
Aircraft model: 737 
Aircraft registration: VH-TJY 
Serial number: 28151 
Type of operation: Air Transport High Capacity 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Perth, WA
Departure time:1107 hours WST
Destination:Adelaide, SA
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