Aviation safety investigations & reports

Technical assistance to the TAIC New Zealand, emergency landing involving an ATR-72, ZK-MCY, on 9 April 2017

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


On 09 April 2017, an ATR 72 aircraft, registered ZK-MCY, experienced unsafe landing gear indications on approach to Nelson, New Zealand (NZ). The aircraft diverted to Palmerston North, NZ, where it made an emergency landing. During the landing roll the right main gear tyre burst and the aircraft was brought to a stop on the runway. An investigation into the circumstances of the accident is being conducted by the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) of New Zealand.

The TAIC requested assistance from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) to download the aircraft’s cockpit voice recorder (CVR).

To facilitate this support and to provide the appropriate protections for the CVR information, the ATSB appointed an accredited representative in accordance with paragraph 5.23 of ICAO Annex 13 and commenced an investigation under the Australian Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

The New Zealand TAIC is responsible for releasing the final investigation report regarding this accident.

The TAIC can be contacted via: www.taic.org.nz

General details
Date: 09 April 2017   Investigation status: Completed  
  Investigation level: Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Palmerston North, New Zealand    
State: International   Occurrence type: Landing gear/indication  
Release date: 14 April 2017   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer ATR-Gie Avions de Transport RĂ©gional  
Aircraft model ATR-72-212A  
Aircraft registration ZK-MCY  
Operator Air New Zealand  
Type of operation Air Transport High Capacity  
Sector Turboprop  
Damage to aircraft Unknown  
Departure point Auckland, New Zealand  
Destination Nelson, New Zealand  
Last update 14 November 2018