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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  
Location   (show map):Perth Aerodrome Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Western Australia Occurrence type: Runway incursion 
Release date: 29 June 2010 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
 Highest injury level: None 
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
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Last update 18 April 2018