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The crew of a Boeing 767 (B767) had been cleared to taxi for departure from runway 01, intersection "A7", at Brisbane. They proceeded along taxiway "B" then, incorrectly, initiated a turn onto taxiways "B5" and "A", which was in conflict with rapid exit taxiway "A5S". A BAe146 vacating runway 01 via "A5S", was instructed by ATC to hold short of taxiway "A" in order to avoid the B767. The crew of the BAe146, although not expecting to have to hold short of that taxiway intersection, had reduced speed to an extent that they were able to comply with the instruction.

The operator of the B767 advised that they had tried a new system of printing aerodrome charts from a computer application compact disk. However, the print format was such that the pilot in command of the B767 was not able to correctly read the notes provided on the chart with respect to taxiway routes and directions.


As a result of the occurrence, the B767 operator immediately replaced the aerodrome charts in the applicable aircraft with charts printed in a larger format. In addition, a briefing note was issued to crews in order to highlight the problem and to minimise the likelihood of a recurrence.

General details
Date: 04 November 2001 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1849 hours EST  
Location   (show map):Brisbane, Aero. Investigation type: External Investigation 
State: Queensland  
Release date: 04 February 2002  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer: The Boeing Company 
Aircraft model: 767 
Aircraft registration: VH-BZI 
Type of operation: Air Transport High Capacity 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Brisbane, QLD
Destination:Sydney, NSW
Crew details
RoleClass of licenceHours on typeHours total
Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer: British Aerospace PLC 
Aircraft model: BAe 146 
Aircraft registration: VH-YAD 
Serial number: E2097 
Type of operation: Air Transport High Capacity 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Canberra, ACT
Destination:Brisbane, QLD
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