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2 June 2011

Report: Beech 1900 unchecked cargo door opens on takeoff

2 June 2011

The New Zealand Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) determined that a distraction during the pre-flight inspection failed to reveal an unlocked cargo door on a Beech 1900. The cargo door opened during takeoff.  A Beechcraft 1900D, registered ZK-EAQ, departed from Auckland International Airport, New Zealand. As the airplane became airborne the rear cargo door opened. The […]

Report: Cessna 208 Caravan engine fuel leak and forced landing

5 April 2011

On 10 February 2010, ZK-TZR, a Cessna 208 Caravan aeroplane, had just taken off from Nelson Aerodrome, New Zealand on a scheduled commercial flight to Wellington when the pilots noticed a reduction in engine performance and a strong smell of fuel in the cabin. There were 2 pilots and 4 passengers on board at the […]

Report: runway incursion and near collision after patrol vehicle enters runway (NZ)

24 December 2010

The New Zealand Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) published the final  report of their investigation into a serious runway incursion accident at Dunedin, 25 May 2010. A patrol vehicle had entered the runway at night and almost collided with a landing Metro III cargo plane. The Swearingen Metro III plane operated on a night time cargo flight […]