Accidents and Incidents
The CAA investigates aviation accidents and incidents to find the causes, and to prevent them from happening again. Every aviator, from pilots, to engineers, to airlines, to designers, to ground crew, reports their accidents and incidents to the CAA. The CAA's investigators work with the reporter to find out what happened and why. Often a seemingly small event can highlight a potentially serious problem.
- What is an Accident or Incident?
- Report an HSE Incident, Accident, or Illness
- Information for Family and Friends Following an Aviation Accident
To report an accident or serious incident, including Health and Safety accidents for aircraft while in operation, phone:
0508 ACCIDENT (0508 222 433) Monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week by the Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC), who will contact the CAA.
To report other safety or security concerns phone:
0508 4SAFETY (0508 472 338) Available office hours (voice mail after hours).
You may also need to notify the CAA using one of the CA005 forms below.
To report other safety or security concerns email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Report Occurrences Online
- Form CA005 Occurrence Report (can be sent by email to: email@example.com)
- Form CA005B Bird Incident Notification (can be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Form CA005D Defect Report (can be sent by email to: email@example.com)
- Form CA005 Occurrence Report
- Form CA005B Bird Incident Notification
- Form CA005D Defect Report
The Microsoft Word versions of the forms above can be completed in the following ways:
- Print the form and complete by hand, or
- Complete the form online, save it* then attach it to an email, or print and post it, or
- Save the form to your computer*, then complete it offline, attach it to an email, or print and post it.
- * In MS Internet Explorer, right click and chose "Save target as". This will vary with other browsers.
- You are advised to save a copy for your records, whichever method you use.
Electronic Occurrence Reporting
- Document holders can continue to use the MS Access-based system until mid-2012, when it will be decommissioned.
- Electronic Data Interface Specifications for Mandatory Occurrence Reports
- Download EDI specification zip file
- Safety Reports
- Weekly Accident Reports
- Accident Briefs
- GA Defects
- Fatal Accident Reports
- Other Occurrence Reports
- Note: Some occurrences are investigated by the Transport Accident Investigation Commission, www.taic.org.nz
- New Zealand Fixed Wing Aviation Accidents (1995 to 2004) (1 MB)