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Preliminary investigation was undertaken into a category 4 occurrence involving a BAE 146 aircraft and a tug vehicle towing an aircraft at Sydney Airport. The ATSB has terminated the investigation based on evidence gathered that identified a misunderstanding had occurred due to poor communication. There was no safety benefit to be gained from continuing the investigation.

Status: Downgraded the occurrence to category 5 and investigation discontinued.

General details
Date: 22 September 2003 Investigation status: Discontinued 
Time: 0  
Location   (show map):Sydney, Airport Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Runway incursion 
Release date: 22 September 2003 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Discontinued Occurrence category: Incident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: British Aerospace PLC 
Aircraft model: BAe 146 
Aircraft registration: VH-NJV 
Type of operation: Air Transport High Capacity 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
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Last update 29 May 2014