Aviation safety investigations & reports

Loss of separation assurance - VH-­IVT and VH-­IMV, Moorabbin aerodrome, Vic, 2 June 2010

Investigation number:
AO-2010-040
Status: Completed
Investigation completed

Summary

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On 2 June 2010, a Cessna Aircraft Company 172R aircraft (C172), registered VH-IMV, was cleared to line up and hold on runway 17R at Moorabbin aerodrome, Victoria. On board the aircraft were an instructor and student, with the intention of conducting a training flight to Essendon aerodrome.

After processing a number of other aircraft, the controller cleared a Cessna Aircraft Company 152 aircraft (C152), registered VH-IVT, for a touch and go on runway 17R. The C172 continued to line up and hold at the end of the runway without making any further transmissions.

A Beech Aircraft Corporation 58 then reported ready for runway 17R at taxiway Alpha 1. The controller noticed the C172 lined up and instructed the C152 on final to go around. When the C152 was upwind, the C172 was cleared for takeoff.

Although Moorabbin was a General Aviation Aerodrome Procedures (GAAP) aerodrome at the time of the occurrence, runway separation standards were required to be applied. There was a loss of separation assurance.

Airservices advised that they would introduce the use of flight progress strips for Moorabbin control tower during the second half of 2010. They also advised that they planned to conduct an ergonomic study of the Moorabbin control tower layout.

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General details
Date: 02 June 2010   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1132 EST   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Moorabbin aerodrome    
State: Victoria   Occurrence type: Loss of separation assurance  
Release date: 14 October 2010   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft 1 details

Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 172  
Aircraft registration VH-IMV  
Serial number 17280270  
Type of operation Flying Training  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Moorabbin Aerodrome Vic  
Destination Moorabbin Aerodrome Vic  

Aircraft 2 details

Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 152  
Aircraft registration VH-IVT  
Serial number 15280246  
Type of operation Flying Training  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Moorabbin Aerodrome Vic  
Destination Moorabbin Aerodrome Vic  
Last update 14 November 2018