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Airprox event between de Havilland Canada,VH-TQP, Beech Aircraft, VH-ILS, Aeroprakt Ltd, 24-4422, Port Macquarie Aerodrome, NSW, 17 May 2007

Investigation number:
AO-2007-006
Status: Completed
Investigation completed

Summary

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On 17 May 2007, a de Havilland Dash 8, registered VH-TQP, and a Beechcraft Baron D55, registered VH-ILS, were operating in the vicinity of the Port Macquarie CTAF(R) Aerodrome. At the same time, the pilot of an Aeroprakt A22 Foxbat, registered 24-4422, was taxiing to conduct circuits from runway 21. The Foxbat was operating under the visual flight rules (VFR).

The pilot of the Baron initiated a go-round from short final approach to runway 03 as the Foxbat took off from runway 21. The crew of the Dash-8 subsequently conducted a go-round from final as the pilot of the Foxbat also turned onto final for runway 21 in front of the Dash-8.

A short time later, the pilot of the Foxbat landed without further incident. A club instructor inspected the Foxbat's radio after engine shutdown and found that the radio volume was at a low setting.

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General details
Date: 17 May 2007   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1137 EST   Investigation level: Complex - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Port Macquarie    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Near collision  
Release date: 28 August 2008   Occurrence class: Airspace  
Report status: Final   Occurrence category: Serious Incident  
  Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft 1 details

Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer de Havilland Canada  
Aircraft model DHC-8  
Aircraft registration VH-TQP  
Serial number 135  
Type of operation Air Transport Low Capacity  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Sydney, NSW  
Destination Port Macquarie, NSW  

Aircraft 2 details

Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer Beech Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model 55  
Aircraft registration VH-ILS  
Serial number TE-751  
Type of operation Flying Training  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Destination Port Macquarie, NSW  

Aircraft 3 details

Aircraft 3 details
Aircraft manufacturer Aeroprakt Ltd  
Aircraft model A22  
Aircraft registration 24-4422  
Serial number 2005/121  
Type of operation Sports Aviation  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Port Macquarie, NSW  
Destination Port Macquarie, NSW  
Last update 14 November 2018