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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 228046
Last updated: 9 August 2019
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Date:05-AUG-2019
Time:18:32
Type:Silhouette image of generic A332 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-202
Owner/operator:Qantas
Registration: VH-EBJ
C/n / msn: 940
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:near Sydney Airport -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW (SYD/YSSY)
Destination airport:Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport, VIC (MEL/YMML)
Narrative:
A loss of separation occurred involving an Airbus A330-202 (flight QF459, registered VH-EBJ) and a Boeing 737-800 (QF545, registered VH-VZO), near Sydney Airport, Australia.
VH-EBJ was lined up ready for departure on runway 34R and VH-VZO was on final approach to runway 34R. After the previous landing aircraft had cleared the runway, the air traffic controller cleared VH-EBJ for immediate take-off. Shortly after, the flight crew of VH-VZO were issued a late instruction to go around as the runway separation standard could not be assured.
The controller instructed the flight crew of VH-VZO to turn on to an easterly heading and climb to provide separation with VH-EBJ as that aircraft became airborne. However, the turn instruction provided to the flight crew of VH-VZO conflicted with the departure track of VH-EBJ, which was on a standard instrument departure.
The flight crew of VH-EBJ subsequently received a traffic collision avoidance system traffic alert.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2019/aair/ao-2019-041/


Images:

Photo of VH-EBJ courtesy AirHistory.net


Melbourne - Tullamarine (YMML / MEL)
3 January 2012; (c) Andrei Bezmylov

Revision history:

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