Embraer E190-E2
Embraer E190-E2
Miscellaneous involving Embraer E190-E2, registration VH-IKJ, near Napier Aerodrome, 25 May 2023
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The New Zealand Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) is assisting an Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) investigation into an incident involving an Australian registered aircraft that occurred on approach to Napier.
It was reported that on 25 May 2023 at 23:52 an Embraer ERJ E190-300 operated as a charter flight by Pionair Australia, registration VH-IKJ, was approaching Napier airport. During the approach at night, the crew observed the aircraft was above the approach path. The crew elected to conduct a left descending orbit to re-establish the aircraft on the approach profile.
There were no injuries and no damage reported.
TAIC is responding to ATSB’s request (under ICAO Convention Annex 13) for New Zealand’s assistance to gather evidence from New Zealand-based organisations.