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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 
Location   (show map):Palmerston North, New Zealand Investigation type: External Investigation 
State: International Occurrence type: Landing gear/indication 
Release date: 14 April 2017  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: ATR-Gie Avions de Transport Régional 
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
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Last update 14 November 2018