Sunstate DH8D at Sydney on Dec 9th 2016, climbed above cleared altitude causing loss of separation

Last Update: December 13, 2016 / 14:34:21 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 9, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
QF-2004

Aircraft Registration
VH-LQG

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

A Sunstate de Havilland Dash 8-400 on behalf of Qantas, registration VH-LQG performing flight QF-2004 from Sydney,NS to Tamworth,NS (Australia), was climbing out of Sydney cleared to climb to 5000 feet when the aircraft climbed through 5000 feet. Departure reacted instructing the aircraft to descend to 5000 feet again, the aircraft stopped the climb at 5500 feet and descended. Approach control reacted as well and instructed an Air New Zealand Boeing 777-200, registration ZK-OKF performing flight NZ-119 from Auckland (New Zealand) to Sydney, cleared to descend to 6000 feet to stop descent immediately. The conflict was resolved when the Dash 8 levelled at 5000 feet again, the Boeing 777 continued their descent. Both aircraft continued to their destinations for safe landings.

Australia's TSB reported the Dash climbed above assigned level causing a loss of separation with the ANZ Boeing 777. The occurrence was rated an incident and is being investigated by the ATSB.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
VH-LQG
Country of Registration
Australia
Date of Registration
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TCDS Ident. No.
Manufacturer
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Aircraft Model / Type
DHC-8-402
ICAO Aircraft Type
DH8D
Year of Manufacture
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 9, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
QF-2004

Aircraft Registration
VH-LQG

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

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