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At about 0900 Eastern Standard Time (EST), a Beech BE76 aircraft, registered VH-SRO (SRO), departed Archerfield Airport, Queensland, for a local flight to the training area south of the airport, with an instructor and a pilot in command under supervision (ICUS) on board. At about 0920, the student pilot of a Cessna 172 aircraft, registered VH-EEM (EEM), departed Archerfield for a solo local area flight. The student’s planned route was to track south-east outbound from Archerfield at 1,000 ft above mean sea level (AMSL), and when overhead the Logan Motorway, climb to 2,500 ft AMSL and track towards Logan Village. There the aircraft climbed to 3,000 ft AMSL and the student practiced turns before tracking towards Jimboomba.

After completing training exercises at 3,000 ft AMSL in the vicinity of Beaudesert, SRO commenced tracking north towards Park Ridge to return to Archerfield. At about 0940 EST, 6 km south of Park Ridge and 3,000 ft AMSL, the instructor sighted EEM on a converging heading in his 1 o’clock position, and immediately took control of the aircraft from the pilot ICUS. He conducted a descent and estimated that EEM passed about 50 ft above SRO and about 100 m away horizontally. The student pilot of EEM observed SRO pass below and to the right.

Radar data provided to the ATSB by Airservices Australia indicated that EEM passed about 100 ft over SRO, with aircraft altitudes unverified.

This incident highlights the importance of communication and the limitations of unalerted see-and-avoid principles.

 

Aviation Short Investigations Bulletin - Issue 33

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General details
Date: 30 May 2014 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 0950 EST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):27 km S Archerfield Airport Occurrence type:Near collision 
State: Queensland Occurrence class: Airspace 
Release date: 06 August 2014 Occurrence category: Serious Incident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 172R 
Aircraft registration: VH-EEM 
Serial number: 17280487 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Archerfield, Qld
Destination:Archerfield, Qld
Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 76 
Aircraft registration: VH-SRO 
Serial number: ME-58 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Archerfield, Qld
Destination:Archerfield, Qld
 
 
 
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