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Airprox, 28 km south-west Camden Aerodrome, NSW, 14 February 2007, VH-BMX, Cessna Aircraft Company 182T, VH-DTX, Cessna Aircraft Company 210L

Investigation number:
200700766
Status: Completed
Investigation completed

Summary

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On 14 February 2007 at about 1127 Eastern Daylight-saving Time, the pilot of a Cessna Aircraft Company 182T (182) was positioning to conduct a sector entry for an area navigation (RNAV) global navigation satellite system (GNSS) arrival procedure to runway 06 at Camden Aerodrome, NSW. The aircraft was approaching the aerodrome from the east. At the same time, the pilot of a Cessna Aircraft Company 210L (210) was approaching Camden from the south-west with the intention of conducting a Camden runway 06 straight-in RNAV (GNSS) approach. The two aircraft had similar estimated times of arrival at the approach commencement waypoint. They were both being operated under the instrument flight rules (IFR), in Class G airspace.

The air traffic controller provided the pilots with mutual radar based traffic information. The pilot of the 210 contacted the controller and was provided with traffic information about the 182. The pilot of the 182 climbed the aircraft to minimise the risk of a collision as he was unsure of the intentions of the pilot of the 210. Recorded radar data showed that, when the aircraft passed, there was 500 ft vertically and 2.1 NM laterally between them.

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General details
Date: 14 February 2007   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 0027 ESuT    
Location   (show map): 28km SW of Camden    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Separation issue  
Release date: 22 August 2007   Occurrence class: Airspace  
Report status: Final   Occurrence category: Incident  
  Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft 1 details

Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 182  
Aircraft registration VH-BMX  
Serial number 18281262  
Type of operation Flying Training  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Wollongong, NSW  
Destination Camden, NSW  

Aircraft 2 details

Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 210  
Aircraft registration VH-DTX  
Serial number 21060872  
Type of operation Unknown  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Destination Camden, NSW  
Last update 18 April 2018