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On 23 June 2006 at about 1730 Eastern Standard Time, a Beech Aircraft Corp 58 (Baron) was conducting a global positioning system (GPS) arrival procedure for arrival at Orange Aerodrome, NSW. The aircraft was approaching the aerodrome from the west. At the same time, a SAAB Aircraft AB SF-340B (SAAB) was conducting an Orange runway 29 straight-in area navigation global navigation satellite system (RNAV GNSS) approach. The two aircraft had the same estimated time of arrival at Orange Aerodrome. They were both being operated under the instrument flight rules, and were in instrument meteorological conditions.

At the missed approach point of the GPS arrival procedure, and at an altitude of 4,220 ft, the pilot of the Baron had not become visual with the aerodrome. He commenced the published missed approach procedure and made a transmission on the Orange common traffic advisory frequency (CTAF) to advise local traffic that he was conducting that procedure. That required the pilot to track a bearing of 098 degrees magnetic from the Orange non-directional beacon and to climb the Baron to the minimum sector altitude of 5,200 ft above mean sea level.

The captain of the SAAB advised the pilot of the Baron that, in order to maintain separation, the pilot of the Baron would have to manoeuvre his aircraft. The pilot of the Baron manoeuvred his aircraft accordingly.

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General details
Date: 23 June 2006 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1730 EST  
Location   (show map):Orange, Aerodrome Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Separation issue 
Release date: 29 May 2007 Occurrence class: Airspace 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer: S.A.A.B. Aircraft Co 
Aircraft model: 340 
Aircraft registration: VH-SBA 
Serial number: 311 
Type of operation: Air Transport Low Capacity 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Sydney NSW
Destination:Orange NSW
Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 58 
Aircraft registration: VH-UZO 
Serial number: TH-586 
Type of operation: Charter 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Parkes, NSW
Destination:Orange, NSW
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Last update 18 April 2018