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Interim Reports / Urgent Recommendations

AO-2017-001, Collision with terrain, Eurocopter AS350-BA, ZK-HKW, Port Hills, Christchurch, 14 February 2017. Interim Report published 11 May 2017 (.pdf)

AO-2016-007, Collision with terrain, Robinson R44 ZK-HTH Glenbervie Forest, Northland 31 October 2016. Interim Report published 1 December 2016 (.pdf)


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13-010 Aerospatiale AS350B2 'Squirrel', ZK-IMJ, collision with parked helicopter, near Mount Tyndall, Otago, 28 October 2013
Volume A161 1 Safety Recommendation of which 1 is open
Published on Thursday, July 27, 2017
On 28 October 2013 a party of 12 tourists was taken in two AS350 Squirrel helicopters operated by The Helicopter Line from Queenstown aerodrome to a snowfield approximately two kilometres southeast of Mount Tyndall in Otago province. The first helicopter landed. The second helicopter was about to land but the pilot carried out a go-around. During the go-around the helicopter came close to... Read more

15-001 Pacific Aerospace Limited 750XL, ZK-SDT, Engine failure, Lake Taupo, 7 January 2015
Volume A162 1 Safety Recommendation of which 1 is open
Published on Thursday, July 27, 2017
On 7 January 2015 a Pacific Aerospace Limited 750XL aeroplane was being used for tandem parachuting (or 'skydiving') operations at Taupo aerodrome. During the climb on the fourth flight of the day, the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34 engine failed suddenly. The 12 parachutists and the pilot baled out of the aeroplane and landed without serious injury. The aeroplane crashed into Lake Taupo and was... Read more

15-002R Mast bump and in-flight break-up, Robinson R44, ZK-IPY, Lochy River, near Queenstown, 19 February 2015
Volume A160 4 Safety Recommendations of which 4 are open
Published on Thursday, July 20, 2017
On 19 February 2015 a Robinson Helicopter Company R44 helicopter registered ZK-IPY (the helicopter) was returning to Queenstown from a training flight when it suffered a mast bump and crashed in bush near the Lochy River. The instructor and student on board were killed.

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission (Commission) investigated the accident, but the cause of the mast bump...
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16-002 Aircraft PAC 750 XL, registered T7-PAC, runway excursion, Molinella, Italy
No report published 0 Safety Recommendations of which 0 are open
Published on Thursday, June 29, 2017
New Zealand has completed its support for this inquiry. TAIC will not be producing a report on this inquiry. A copy of the report produced by the Italian investigaiton agency can be found at page 16 in the following link Italian report

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, April 13, 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, March 29, 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, March 07, 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, November 03, 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, November 03, 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, September 22, 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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