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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 228045
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-838
Registration: VH-VZO
C/n / msn: 34191
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:near Sydney Airport -   Australia
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Brisbane International Airport, QLD (BNE/YBBN)
Destination airport:Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW (SYD/YSSY)
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.



Photo of VH-VZO courtesy

Adelaide - International (YPAD / ADL)
1 March 2020; (c) Gavin Hughes

Revision history:

09-Aug-2019 06:46 harro Added

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