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The ATSB is investigating a loss of separation involving a Virgin Australia Airlines Boeing 737 aircraft, registered VH-YFW, and a Qantas Airways Boeing 737 aircraft, registered VH-VZD, near Amberley, Queensland, on 11 October 2018.

The controller issued a weather diversion and approach clearance to the inbound Boeing 737, which resulted in a loss of separation with the departing Boeing 737.

As part of the investigation the ATSB will conduct interviews and gather additional information.

A report will be published at the completion of the investigation. However, should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant parties.

 
General details
Date: 11 October 2018 Investigation status: Active 
 Investigation phase: Evidence collection 
Location   (show map):near Amberley Airport Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Loss of separation 
 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Incident 
Anticipated completion: 1st Quarter 2019 Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer: The Boeing Company 
Aircraft model: 737-8FE 
Aircraft registration: VH-YFW 
Serial number: 41037 
Operator: Virgin Australia Airlines 
Type of operation: Air Transport High Capacity 
Sector: Jet 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Brisbane, Qld
Destination:Proserpine, Qld
Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer: The Boeing Company 
Aircraft model: 737-838 
Aircraft registration: VH-VZD 
Serial number: 34198 
Operator: Qantas Airways 
Type of operation: Air Transport High Capacity 
Sector: Jet 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Melbourne, Vic.
Destination:Brisbane, Qld
 
 
 
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Last update 12 October 2018