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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 269281
Last updated: 13 January 2022
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Time:08:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SF34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Saab 340B
Owner/operator:Regional Express
Registration: VH-ZLV
MSN: 340B-386
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:near Toowoomba Airport, QLD (TWB) -   Australia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Brisbane International Airport, QLD (BNE/YBBN)
Destination airport:Toowoomba Airport, QLD (TWB/YTWB)
Investigating agency: ATSB
Regional Express flight ZL5662, a Saab 340B (VH-ZLV), and a Beech B200 (VH-WXB) were involved in a serious airprox incident, at Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport, Queensland, Australia.
It was reported that the two aircraft were inbound for Brisbane West Wellcamp and had established communications with each other on the common traffic advisory frequency (CTAF). Both crews agreed that ZLV would join the circuit first followed by WXB.
At about 08:30 LT, while on the downwind leg for runway 12, the crew of ZLV observed WXB cross their flight path about 300 ft below and received a traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA). The crew disconnected the autopilot and commenced a climb until they were clear of conflict. Shortly after, the pilot of WXB observed ZLV out to the left of the aircraft. The crew of ZLV contacted the pilot on the CTAF and notified them of the TCAS alert. Both crews had each other visible and agreed that ZLV would go as number one in the circuit followed by WXB. Both aircraft re-joined the circuit and landed safely.



Photo of VH-ZLV courtesy

Adelaide - International (YPAD / ADL)
1 April 2021; (c) Gavin Hughes

Revision history:

31-Oct-2021 18:53 harro Added
31-Oct-2021 18:54 harro Updated [Location]

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