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.
|Date:||22 September 2003||Investigation status:||Discontinued|
|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 manufacturer||British Aerospace PLC|
|Aircraft model||BAe 146|
|Type of operation||Air Transport High Capacity|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|