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Interim Factual Reports

Interim factual reports are listed here and are not included in the database until the relevant final report is published, at which time the interim report will be appended to the introductory web page for the final report:

Interim Factual Report 10-008: Cessna C152 ZK-JGB and Cessna C152 ZK-TOD, mid-air collision, near Feilding, Manawatu, 26 July 2010, Published 30/9/2010 Download .pdf
Interim Report 12-001: Cameron Balloons A210, ZK-XXF, collision with power line and in-flight fire, Carterton, 7 January 2012, Published 10/5/12 Download .pdf

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13-001 Controlled flight into terrain, Kenn Borek Air Ltd., de Havilland DHC-6-300 Twin Otter C-GKBC
Mount Elizabeth, Antarctica, 23 January 2013.
Volume A142 0 Safety Recommendations of which 0 are open
Published on Monday, 15 September 2014
Please see TSB website for the full report TSB website Read more

13-012 Korean registered Kumertau KA-32A helicopter, landing accident in Antarctica, 4 December 2013
Volume A143 0 Safety Recommendations of which 0 are open
Published on Monday, 15 September 2014
New Zealand has completed its support under Annex 13 . The ARAIB continues its investigation. For further information please contact ARAIB ARAIB website Read more

11-007 Descent below instrument approach minima, Christchurch International Airport, 29 October 2011
Volume A141 1 Safety Recommendation of which 1 is open
Published on Thursday, 26 June 2014
On Saturday 29 October 2011, an Air New Zealand Boeing 737 (the aeroplane) was on a flight from Auckland to Christchurch with six crew and 128 passengers on board. The captain was the "pilot flying" and the first officer was the "pilot monitoring". A check captain was also on the flight deck. He was conducting an annual route check on the captain.

When the flight departed Auckland the...
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13-004 Robinson R44, VH-WHO, found on steep terrain, 20 km south-west of Mudgee, New South Wales
Volume A140 0 Safety Recommendations of which 0 are open
Published on Friday, 9 May 2014
Please see ATSB website for full report Read more

11-006 Britten-Norman BN.2A Mk.III-2, ZK-LGF, runway excursion Pauanui Beach Aerodrome, 22 October 2011
Volume A139 2 Safety Recommendations of which 2 are open
Published on Thursday, 27 March 2014
On 22 October 2011 a Britten-Norman BN.2A Mk.III-2 "Trislander" (the aeroplane) was scheduled for a scenic charter flight from Pauanui Beach aerodrome. The aeroplane was operated by Great Barrier Airlines Limited (the airline, or the operator). On board were 13 people - the pilot, another company employee and 11 passengers.

The pilot applied full power for the take-off but was unable to...
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11-003 In-flight break-up ZK-HMU, Robinson R22, near Mount Aspiring, 27 April 2011
Volume A138 4 Safety Recommendations of which 4 are open
Published on Thursday, 27 March 2014
On the morning of 27 April 2011, an instructor and a student pilot in a Robinson R22 helicopter departed from Wanaka Aerodrome on a cross-country training flight through part of the Southern Alps.

The weather for the trip was fine with a southeast wind blowing across the Southern Alps to the west. The wind was reported to be stronger than was indicated in the various aeronautical weather...
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12-003 Australian-registered Airbus A320, descended below minimum safe altitude, Queenstown, 16 July 2012
Volume A137 0 Safety Recommendations of which 0 are open
Published on Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Please see ATSB website for full report Read more

12-001 Hot-air balloon collision with power lines and in-flight fire, near Carterton, 7 January 2012
Volume A136 2 Safety Recommendations of which 1 is open
Published on Thursday, 31 October 2013
At 0639 on Saturday 7 January 2012, a Cameron Balloons Limited A210 hot-air balloon lifted off from near Carterton in the Wairarapa area for a commercial flight. There were one pilot and 10 passengers on board. The weather conditions were fine with a light and variable wind, which was suitable for the flight. The balloon had been airborne for about 35 minutes when the pilot began to descend the... Read more

11-004 Piper PA31-350 Navajo Chieftain, ZK-MYS, landing without nose landing gear extended, Nelson Aerodrome, 11 May 2011
Volume A134 2 Safety Recommendations of which 2 are open
Published on Thursday, 5 September 2013
On 11 May 2011 the nose landing gear of a Piper PA31-350 Navajo Chieftain (the aeroplane) jammed in a partially retracted position during a training flight at Nelson Aerodrome. The nose landing gear could not be extended again, and in the subsequent landing the aeroplane sustained substantial damage. Neither of the 2 pilots, the only persons on board, was injured.

The nose landing gear...
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11-005 Boeing 747, engine compressor surges, 18 September 2011
Volume A135 0 Safety Recommendations of which 0 are open
Published on Thursday, 5 September 2013
On 16 September 2011 an Air New Zealand Boeing 747-419, registered ZK-NBT (the aeroplane), was on approach to land at San Francisco when the crew was alerted by the crew of another aircraft that flames were coming from the number 4 engine. There was no indication on the flight deck of the condition. After an uneventful landing and shutdown, the local engineer inspected the engine in accordance... Read more

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