Aviation safety investigations & reports

Beechcraft 200, VH-ITH, 7 km E Essendon, (NDB), Vic, 24 August 2004

Investigation number:
Status: Discontinued


Preliminary investigation was undertaken into a category 4 occurrence involving a TCAS alert on a de Havilland Dash 8 aircraft about a Beechcraft King Air aircraft near Essendon Airport. The ATSB has terminated the investigation based on information from the pilot of the King Air that he diverted his attention during the climb and did not adequately monitor the aircraft's altitude following the departure. There was relatively little safety benefit to be gained from continuing the investigation compared with other priorities.

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

General details
Date: 24 August 2004   Investigation status: Discontinued  
Time: 0839 EST    
Location   (show map): 7 km E Essendon, (NDB)    
State: Victoria   Occurrence type: Loss of separation  
Release date: 24 June 2004   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Discontinued   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft 1 details

Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer Beech Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model 200  
Aircraft registration VH-ITH  
Type of operation Charter  
Damage to aircraft Nil  

Aircraft 2 details

Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer de Havilland Canada  
Aircraft model DHC-8  
Aircraft registration VH-TQX  
Type of operation Air Transport Low Capacity  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
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