A C-130H(NZ) Hercules 40 Sqn training at Whenuapai
A C-130H(NZ) Hercules 40 Sqn training at Whenuapai. RNZAF photo
Aircraft vectored below minimum safe altitude, United Arab Emirates, 14 June 2017
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An accredited representative has been appointed to assist the investigation of the United Arab Emirates General Civil Aviation Authority. Royal New Zealand Air Force C130 was on approach to Dubai aerodrome in instrument meteorological conditions under the control of local Air Traffic Control. The controller cleared the aeroplane to descend to 2,000 feet, which was 800 feet below the minimum radar vectoring altitude of 2,800 feet. The aeroplane had only 200 feet clearance above the highest obstacle in the area. [As initially reported, subject to change, not official findings.]

New Zealand has completed its support for this inquiry. Please note: TAIC will not be producing a report for this inquiry.
Dubai (25.026944,55.371111) [may be approximate]