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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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