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The ATSB is investigating a taxiing proximity event involving an Airbus A321 and a Boeing 737 at Melbourne Airport in Victoria, on 30 April 2018.

Approaching a taxiway intersection, the crew of the Airbus A321 noticed a Boeing 737 taxiing towards the same intersection. Air traffic control passed traffic information to the A321 flight crew late, as they reportedly braked to avoid a collision.

As part of the investigation, the ATSB will review available data, interview the controller and flight crew, and gather additional information.

A final report will be released 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.

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