Investigation number
AE-2017-042
Occurrence date
Location
Palmerston North, New Zealand
State
International
Report release date
Report status
Final
Investigation level
Defined
Investigation type
External Investigation
Investigation status
Completed
Aviation occurrence type
Landing gear/indication
Occurrence category
Accident
Highest injury level
None

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

Aircraft Details
Departure point
Auckland, New Zealand
Destination
Nelson, New Zealand
Model
ATR-72-212A
Sector
Turboprop
Registration
ZK-MCY
Operation type
Air Transport High Capacity
Damage
Unknown
Manufacturer
ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional
Aircraft Operator
Air New Zealand