Aviation safety investigations & reports

Boeing Aircraft Co. 737-86N, VH-VOG

Investigation number:
200603755
Status: Discontinued

Summary

A preliminary investigation into a category 4 occurrence that occurred at Sydney Aerodrome on 29 June 2006, which involved a reduction in the required visual separation standard between a departing Boeing Aircraft Company 737 (B737) aircraft and an arriving Robinson Helicopter Company R44 (R44) helicopter, determined that the pilot of the R44 had sight of the B737 at all times, and that there was no risk of a collision between the B737 and the R44.

The inadvertent reduction in the required visual separation standard was as a result of the pilot in command of the R44 misjudging the acceleration of the B737 during its take-off roll. The likely safety outcomes of continued investigation did not warrant further allocation of resources.

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

General details
Date: 29 June 2006   Investigation status: Discontinued  
Time: 0715 EST   Investigation phase:  
Location   (show map): Sydney Aero.   Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation  
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Separation issue  
Release date: 30 June 2006   Occurrence class: Airspace  
Report status: Discontinued   Occurrence category: Incident  
  Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft 1 details

Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer The Boeing Company  
Aircraft model 737  
Aircraft registration VH-VOG  
Serial number 28644  
Type of operation Air Transport High Capacity  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Sydney, NSW  
Destination Coolangatta, Qld  
Crew details
Role Class of licence Hours on type Hours total
Pilot-in-Command ATPL

Aircraft 2 details

Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer Robinson Helicopter Co  
Aircraft model R44  
Aircraft registration VH-HCU  
Serial number 1560  
Type of operation Unknown  
Sector Helicopter  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Unknown  
Destination Sydney, NSW  
Crew details
Role Class of licence Hours on type Hours total
Pilot-in-Command Commercial
Last update 18 April 2018