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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 248031
Last updated: 20 February 2021
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Time:21:35 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III
Owner/operator:Sharp Aviation Pty Ltd
Registration: VH-OVZ
C/n / msn: AC-610B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:9 km from Melbourne Airport, VIC (YMML) -   Australia
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Launceston Airport, TAS (LST/YMLT)
Destination airport:Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport, VIC (MEL/YMML)
Investigating agency: ATSB
While the pilot was conducting an instrument landing system approach at night in instrument meteorological conditions to runway 27 at Melbourne Airport, the aircraft deviated north of the approach track. At a distance of about 5 nautical miles from the runway, the deviation exceeded 0.7 nautical miles. Both air traffic control and the pilot identified the deviation and the pilot then manoeuvred the aircraft to regain the approach track. The aircraft landed safely without further incident.


ATSB Ref AO-2021-003

Revision history:

20-Feb-2021 14:36 harro Added

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