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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:

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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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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

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 Wednesday, 27 July 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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13-003 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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14-002 Kawasaki BK117 B-2, ZK-HJC, Double engine power loss, Near Springston, Canterbury, 5 May 2014
Volume A152 3 Safety Recommendations of which 3 are open
Published on Thursday, 14 April 2016
On 5 May 2014 the pilot of a BK117 helicopter with four other people on board experienced a double engine power loss during a hospital patient transfer flight between Ashburton and Christchurch. The pilot made an emergency landing without power onto farmland near Springston, with no injuries sustained by the occupants and minor damage to the helicopter.

It was later determined that the...
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13-006 Misaligned take-off at night, Airbus A340, CC-CQF, Auckland Airport, 18 May 2013
Volume A151 3 Safety Recommendations of which 3 are open
Published on Thursday, 24 March 2016
On 18 May 2013 an Airbus A340 aeroplane operated by LAN Airlines, Chile was making an early-morning departure from Auckland Airport for a scheduled return flight to Sydney. In addition to the captain and the first officer, there were eight cabin crew and 196 passengers on board.

It was dark but the visibility was good. The captain taxied the aeroplane from the gate toward taxiway A1 for a...
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10-009R Addendum to Final Report AO-2010-009: Walter Fletcher FU24, ZK-EUF loss of control on take-off and impact with terrain, Fox Glacier aerodrome, South Westland, 4 September 2010
Volume A150 0 Safety Recommendations of which 0 are open
Published on Thursday, 29 October 2015
On 4 September 2010 the pilot of a Walter Fletcher aeroplane (the aeroplane) with eight parachutists on board lost control during take-off from Fox Glacier aerodrome. The aeroplane, registered ZK-EUF, crashed in a paddock adjacent to the runway, killing all nine occupants.

The aeroplane had been modified from an agricultural aeroplane into a parachute-drop aeroplane three months before...
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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

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