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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) Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: International Occurrence type: Separation issue 
Release date: 19 January 2004 Occurrence class: Airspace 
Report status: Discontinued Occurrence category: Incident 
 Highest injury level: None 
 
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 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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