Aviation safety investigations & reports

Air Traffic Control procedural error involving a SAAB 340B, VH-ZLH, at Perth Airport, Western Australia, on 9 May 2018

Investigation number:
AO-2018-037
Status: Active
Investigation in progress
Phase: Final report: Internal review Read more information on this investigation phase

Summary

The ATSB is investigating an Air Traffic Control procedural error involving a SAAB 340B, VH-ZLH, at Perth Airport, Western Australia on 9 May 2018.

The aircraft was issued a clearance to conduct a standard instrument departure (SID) from runway 03. The aircraft was subsequently cleared to taxi and take-off from runway 06.

As part of the investigation the ATSB will be gathering recorded audio, interviewing controllers and flight crew and gathering additional information.

A final report will be published at the conclusion of the investigation. Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant parties so appropriate safety action can be taken.

General details
Date: 09 May 2018   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 0112 UTC   Investigation phase: Final report: Internal review  
Location   (show map): Perth Airport   Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation  
State: Western Australia   Occurrence type: ANSP info/procedural error  
  Occurrence class: Operational  
Report status: Pending   Occurrence category: Incident  
Expected completion: 1st Quarter 2019   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Saab Aircraft Co.  
Aircraft model 340B  
Aircraft registration VH-ZLH  
Serial number 340B-376  
Operator Regional Express  
Type of operation Air Transport Low Capacity  
Sector Turboprop  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Perth, WA  
Destination Albany, WA  
Last update 03 December 2018