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Old 19th Feb 2020, 04:57
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Originally Posted by Old Akro View Post
5nm and 4,000 ft is beyond the CTAF really. Both would have / should have been on the same area frequency. The flight trace of VH-AEM clearly shows that is was being vectored. The Seminole was flying to Essendon. The area frequency is available on the ground. One would presume it requested airways clearance in a taxy call.

Yes to being on the same frequency - 122.4 from memory and probably on CTAF as well. Up to them to arrange separation and up to centre to give updates and extra IFR traffic.

No clearance required in class G - MELB CTA boundary at (or near) LACEY for lighties going into EN and the melb CTA

AEM might have requested traffic for a new track or heading, but wouldn’t have been vectored by ATC at that point as it’s not CTA, they’d just be given traffic (if it was identified at that point).

I often think of ‘fate is the hunter’ in these types of accidents - so so unlucky to strike mid air. Very sad.

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