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The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has completed its download and replay of the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) from a Bombardier DHC-8-311 aircraft, registered ZK-NEQ. The work was conducted on behalf of the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) of New Zealand, in support of their investigation into the failure of the aircraft's nose landing gear, and subsequent diversion to Woodbourne Aerodrome, New Zealand, on 09 February 2011.

The TAIC is responsible for investigating this occurrence and requested assistance from the ATSB to download and replay the CVR. To facilitate the ATSB's involvement, an accredited representative was appointed to the investigation, in accordance with clause 5.23 of Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation.

To protect the CVR audio and other information supplied by the TAIC, the ATSB initiated an investigation under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003. The CVR was downloaded at the ATSB's technical facilities in Canberra and a copy of the recovered audio was provided to the TAIC on 16 February 2011. A download and replay of a CVR fitted to ZK-NEZ was also carried out at the ATSB on 16 Mar 2011 to assist the investigation.

The TAIC is responsible for releasing a final investigation report regarding this occurrence.

Contact details for the TAIC are available at www.taic.org.nz



Released in accordance with section 25 of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

General details
Date: 20 February 2011 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 01:15 UTC  
Location   (show map):Woodbourne Airport, New Zealand Investigation type: External Investigation 
State: International Occurrence type: Landing gear/indication 
Release date: 14 April 2011 Occurrence class: Technical 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Bombardier 
Aircraft model: DHC-8-311 
Aircraft registration: ZK-NEQ 
Serial number: 636 
Type of operation: Air Transport High Capacity 
Damage to aircraft: Unknown 
Departure point:Hamilton, New Zealand
Destination:Wellington, New Zealand
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Last update 23 January 2017