Aviation safety investigations & reports

SAAB Aircraft Co. 340B; Sydney Airport, NSW

Investigation number:
Status: Discontinued


Discontinued Investigation

Statement of Reasons

Occurrence investigations commenced from 1 July 2003 are initially categorised as category 4 unless agreed by the ATSB Executive to be above this level at the outset. As detailed in Section 21 (2) of the TSI Act 2003, the Executive Director in empowered to discontinue an investigation at any time. Section 21 (3) of the TSI Act 2003 requires the Executive Director to publish a statement setting out the reasons for discontinuing an investigation (commenced from 1 July 2003) within 28 days of discontinuing the investigation.

Preliminary investigation was undertaken into a level 4 occurrence involving a SAAB 340 aircraft that had been cleared for takeoff and an aircraft tug that entered the runway strip at Sydney Airport on 27 August 2006. Safety action relevant to this occurrence has been taken in response to an earlier incident of a similar nature. Details of that safety action are contained in ATSB safety investigation report 200505170, published on 6 December 2006 and available on the ATSB website. Given the safety action already taken, there was limited safety benefit in continuing the 27 August 2006 investigation compared with other priorities.

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

General details
Date: 27 August 2006   Investigation status: Discontinued  
Time: 1855 EST   Investigation level: Systemic - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Sydney Airport    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Runway incursion  
Release date: 30 August 2006   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Discontinued   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer S.A.A.B. Aircraft Co  
Aircraft model 340  
Aircraft registration VH-PRX  
Serial number 340B-303  
Type of operation Air Transport Low Capacity  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Sydney, NSW  
Destination Moruya, NSW  
Crew details
Role Class of licence Hours on type Hours total
Pilot-in-Command ATPL
Last update 03 April 2020