Aviation safety investigations & reports

Boeing Co 747-438, VH-OJI, 370 km SW Honolulu, (VOR), 16 January 2005

Investigation number:
200500155
Status: Discontinued

Summary

Information was provided to the ATSB indicating that there was a breakdown of separation between two Australian registered Boeing Company 747 aircraft, in international airspace under the control of Honolulu Centre, on 16 January 2005.

The ATSB commenced a category 4 investigation to determine if safety was compromised. The ATSB subsequently received advice from the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) that the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had investigated the circumstances of the report and found that appropriate separation standards, using radar control techniques, were applied at all times. There as no infringement of separation standards – the minimum longitudinal spacing between the aircraft was 47 NM.

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

General details
Date: 16 January 2004   Investigation status: Discontinued  
Time: 1030 UTC    
Location   (show map): 370 km SW Honolulu, (VOR)    
State: International   Occurrence type: Separation issue  
Release date: 19 January 2004   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Discontinued   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft 1 details

Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer The Boeing Company  
Aircraft model 747  
Aircraft registration VH-OJI  
Type of operation Air Transport High Capacity  
Damage to aircraft Nil  

Aircraft 2 details

Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer The Boeing Company  
Aircraft model 747  
Aircraft registration VH-OEB  
Type of operation Air Transport High Capacity  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
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