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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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12-002 Airbus A320 ZK-OJQ, Bird strike and subsequent engine failure, Wellington and Auckland International Airports, 20 June 2012
Volume A148 0 Safety Recommendations of which 0 are open
Published on Thursday, 18 June 2015
On 20 June 2012 an Air New Zealand Airbus A320 was landing at Wellington International Airport when it suffered a bird strike to its right engine. The bird strike did not affect the landing. The bird was later identified as a black-backed gull.

Maintenance engineers inspected the engine in accordance with the Airbus aircraft maintenance manual and released it back into revenue service...
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13-005 In-flight loss of control, Robinson R22, ZK-HIE, near New Plymouth, 30 March 2013
Volume A147 2 Safety Recommendations of which 2 are open
Published on Thursday, 11 June 2015
This accident occurred during a dual training flight to revise handling procedures prior to the student pilot being tested for the initial issue of a private pilot licence. One of the exercises to be revised was the recommended recovery procedure in the event of an un-commanded right roll, as might occur when subjected to an acceleration (or force) less than that due to gravity (G). The... Read more

13-007 Boeing 737-838, ZK-ZQG, stabiliser trim mechanism damage, 7 June 2013
Volume A146 0 Safety Recommendations of which 0 are open
Published on Thursday, 26 March 2015
On 7 June 2013 a Boeing 737-838 operated by Jetconnect Limited was undergoing scheduled maintenance at Auckland International Airport. During an inspection of the forward electronics and equipment compartment area under the flight deck, metal filings were found next to the stabiliser trim cable drum. On closer inspection a rag was found trapped under the stabiliser trim cable windings on the... Read more

13-009 RNZAF Boeing 757, NZ7571, landing below published minima, Pegasus Field, Antarctica, 7 October 2013
Volume A145 1 Safety Recommendation of which 1 is open
Published on Thursday, 29 January 2015
At 0957 on 7 October 2013, a Royal New Zealand Air Force Boeing 757 departed Christchurch for Pegasus Field aerodrome in Antarctica. There were 117 passengers and 13 crew on board. The passengers included a New Zealand Government Minister, staff from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and staff from Antarctica New Zealand and the United States Antarctic Program.

The flight...
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13-002 Inquiry AO-2013-002: Robinson R44, ZK-HAD, engine power loss and ditching, Lake Rotorua, 24 February 2013
Volume A144 2 Safety Recommendations of which 2 are open
Published on Thursday, 29 January 2015
On 24 February 2013 a Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter operated by Volcanic Air Safaris Limited had just departed on its second scenic flight for the day, with the pilot and three passengers on board, when the engine lost power. The pilot put the helicopter into autorotation and turned the helicopter towards the shoreline, where she carried out a successful ditching in shallow water near the... 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 Please note: TAIC will not be producing a report for this inquiry. Read more

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

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 0 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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