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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  
Location   (show map):Port Macquarie Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
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 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 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 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

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