Aviation safety investigations & reports

Runway incursion involving Beech Aircraft Corp. 58, registration VH-NSK at Bankstown Airport, NSW, 26 October 2021

Investigation number:
Status: Active
Investigation in progress


The ATSB has commenced a transport safety investigation into a runway incursion involving Beech Aircraft Corp. 58, registration VH-NSK at Bankstown Airport, NSW on 26 October 2021.

ATC cleared the aircraft to line up on runway 29R. The aircraft crossed runway 29R and entered runway 29C without a clearance. The crew observed a stationary aircraft, undergoing engine ground runs for maintenance, at the other end of the runway. The pilot held position and immediately contacted ATC.

The evidence collection phase of the investigation will include interviews with crew, reviewing air traffic control surveillance information and the gathering of any other relevant evidence.

A 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 that appropriate safety action can be taken.

General details
Date: 26 October 2021   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 00:49 UTC   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Bankstown Airport   Investigation phase: Evidence collection  
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Runway incursion  
  Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: None  
Anticipated completion: 2nd Quarter 2022    

Aircraft 1 details

Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer Beech Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model Baron 58  
Aircraft registration VH-NSK  
Serial number TH-106  
Operator Little Wings Limited  
Sector Piston  
Departure point Bankstown Airport  

Aircraft 2 details

Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer Embraer-Empresa Brasileira De Aeronautica  
Aircraft model ERJ 190-300  
Sector Jet  
Last update 10 November 2021