Aviation safety investigations & reports

Airprox - Princess Charlotte Bay, Queensland, Dornier DO 228-202K, VH-YJD, Cessna T210M, VH-FGW, 25 April 2007

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


Download Final Report
[Download  PDF: 289KB]

On 25 April 2007, at approximately 1155 Eastern Standard Time (EST), the pilots of a Dornier Werke GMBH DO 228-202 K (Dornier), registered VH-YJD, sighted an aircraft at the same altitude approaching from the opposite direction while flying over Princess Charlotte Bay, Qld. The pilot flying the Dornier immediately climbed and turned the aircraft to the left to avoid the approaching aircraft. The conflicting aircraft passed 50 to 100 ft below the right wing of the Dornier. A Cessna Aircraft Company T210M (Cessna), registered VH-FGW, was subsequently identified as the other aircraft. There had been an Airprox.

Download Final Report
[Download  PDF: 289KB]
General details
Date: 25 April 2007   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1155 EST   Investigation level: Systemic - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): 83km NW of KIMMI (IFR)    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Near collision  
Release date: 29 October 2008   Occurrence category: Serious Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft 1 details

Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer Dornier Werke GmbH  
Aircraft model DO228  
Aircraft registration VH-YJD  
Serial number 8174  
Type of operation Charter  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Horn Island, Qld  
Destination Cairns, Qld  
Crew details
Role Class of licence Hours on type Hours total
Pilot-in-Command ATPL 450 3010

Aircraft 2 details

Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 210  
Aircraft registration VH-FGW  
Serial number 21061619  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Cairns, Qld  
Destination Horn Island, Qld  
Last update 03 April 2020