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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:

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13-011 Runway excursion, British Aerospace Jetstream 32, ZK-VAH, Auckland Airport, 2 November 2013
Volume A159 0 Safety Recommendations of which 0 are open
Published on Thursday, 13 April 2017
On 2 November 2013 a British Aerospace Jetstream 32 aeroplane taking off from Auckland Airport started to veer left from the runway centreline. The captain was initially able to correct the heading change, but at about 90 knots the turn became uncontrollable. The aeroplane slowly ran off the left side of the runway before the captain could bring it to a stop. No-one was injured and there was no... Read more

14-006 Robinson R44 II, ZK-HBQ, mast-bump and in-flight break-up, Kahurangi National Park, 7 October 2014
Volume A158 2 Safety Recommendations of which 2 are open
Published on Wednesday, 29 March 2017
At about 0808 on 7 October 2014, a Robinson R44 helicopter (the helicopter) crashed into steep bush to the northeast of Mt Arthur, in the Kahurangi National Park. The helicopter was being flown from Karamea to Nelson for scheduled maintenance, through an area of forecast high winds and turbulence, at the time of the accident.

The helicopter broke up in flight after one of the main rotor...
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16-001 AO-2016-001: Collision with terrain, Robinson R44, Ontario, 8 September 2015
No report published 0 Safety Recommendations of which 0 are open
Published on Tuesday, 7 March 2017
New Zealand has completed its support for this inquiry . For further information please contact TSB Please note: TAIC will not be producing a report for this inquiry.

16-005 Airparts (NZ) Ltd FU-24 VH-TTD, Flap cable failure and ground strike, Tamworth, Australia, 27 June 2016
Volume Unknown 0 Safety Recommendations of which 0 are open
Published on Thursday, 3 November 2016
New Zealand has completed its support for this inquiry . For further information please contact ATSB ATSB website Please note: TAIC will not be producing a report for this inquiry. Read more

14-003 Pacific Aerospace 750XL had a hard landing during a skydiving operation at Warrenton, Virginia, USA. 14 May 2015
Volume Unknown 0 Safety Recommendations of which 0 are open
Published on Thursday, 3 November 2016
New Zealand has completed its support for this inquiry . For further information please contact NTSB NTSB website Please note: TAIC will not be producing a report for this inquiry. Read more

14-004 Piper PA32-300, ZK-DOJ, Collision with terrain, Near Poolburn Reservoir, Central Otago, 5 August 2014
Volume A157 1 Safety Recommendation of which 1 is open
Published on Thursday, 22 September 2016
On 5 August 2014 an aeroplane on a sightseeing flight charter around the lower South Island crashed near the Poolburn Reservoir, killing the pilot and seriously injuring the two passengers.

The aeroplane aerodynamically stalled while being manoeuvred at low level in the vicinity of an airstrip located on remote farmland. The stall occurred at a height that was insufficient to enable...
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15-002 Mast bump and in-flight break-up, Robinson R44, ZK-IPY, Lochy River, near Queenstown, 19 February 2015
Volume A155 2 Safety Recommendations of which 2 are open
Published on Thursday, 25 August 2016
On 19 February 2015, a Robinson R44 helicopter was returning to Queenstown from a training flight when it broke up in mid-air and crashed in bush near the Lochy River, killing the instructor and student.

The helicopter broke up in mid-air when one of the main rotor blades struck the cabin, which was caused by a phenomenon known as mast bumping, when the inner part of a main rotor blade or...
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13-008 Boeing 737-300, ZK-NGI, Loss of cabin pressure, near Raglan, Waikato, 30 August 2013
Volume A156 0 Safety Recommendations of which 0 are open
Published on Thursday, 25 August 2016
On 30 August 2013 a Boeing 737-300 aeroplane operated by Air New Zealand was on a scheduled service between Wellington and Auckland. After the aeroplane began its descent to Auckland, it lost cabin pressure. The pilots commenced the relevant emergency procedures and made a normal landing at Auckland Airport. No-one was injured and the aeroplane was not damaged.

The Transport Accident...
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15-006 Overseas inquiry AO-2015-006 - PAC 750 XL, fatal accident, Indonesia, 13 August 2015
Volume A154 0 Safety Recommendations of which 0 are open
Published on Tuesday, 2 August 2016
Please contact Komite Nasional Keselamatan Transportasi (KNKT) for the final report. Read more

13-003 Robinson R66, ZK-IHU, Mast bump and in-flight break-up, Kaweka Range, 9 March 2013
Volume A153 4 Safety Recommendations of which 4 are open
Published on Thursday, 5 May 2016
On 9 March 2013 a Robinson Helicopter Company (Robinson) R66 helicopter crashed in the North Island's Kaweka Range after experiencing an occurrence known as a 'mast bump'. A main rotor blade then struck the fuselage, causing the helicopter to break up in flight. The pilot, who was the only person on board, was killed.

The weather was suitable for the flight, which was conducted under...
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