Aviation safety investigations & reports

Runway incursion - PK-GMG, Perth Aerodrome WA, 24 February 2010

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Status: Completed
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On 24 February 2010, a Boeing Company 737-800, registered PK-GMG, was being operated on a scheduled passenger service from Denpasar, Republic of Indonesia to Perth, Western Australia (WA). The aircraft was cleared by air traffic control (ATC) to land on runway 03.

During the landing roll, the crew received instructions from ATC to exit runway 03 by taking taxiway November, the second on their right. In complying, the aircraft was turned onto the cross runway 06, which was active. The crew then received instructions to expedite their exit via taxiway S. The aircraft was exited from the active runway and moved to its parking stand.

This incident is a reminder that all radio communications phraseology should be clear, concise and unambiguous and should reflect international practices and standards where possible, particularly with regard to instructions provided to and received from international aircraft, and in safety critical situations. It is also a reminder to crews to seek clarification of ATC instructions should there be any doubt as to the content or intent of any clearance or instruction.

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General details
Date: 24 February 2010   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1609 WST   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Perth Aerodrome    
State: Western Australia   Occurrence type: Runway incursion  
Release date: 29 June 2010   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer The Boeing Company  
Aircraft model 737  
Aircraft registration PK-GMG  
Serial number 30141  
Type of operation Air Transport High Capacity  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Bali, Indonesia  
Destination Perth, WA  
Last update 14 November 2018