Fatal Accident Reports

Occ
No.
Accident
Date
Location Reg Aircraft Report
Date
18/1
(PDF 475 KB)
02 Jan 2018 Mount Roy near Wanaka n/a Paraglider 29 Nov 2018
18/7250
(PDF 13 KB)
14 Oct 2018 Mt Isthmus near Wanaka n/a Speed Wing 21 Nov 2018
16/5545
(PDF 2.1 MB)
18 Oct 2016 Matamata Aerodrome ZK-SMF Titan T-51D Mustang 04 Oct 2018
16/6701
(PDF 1.2 MB)
12 Dec 2016 24 NM West of Gisborne Aerodrome ZK-JPU Pacific Aerospace Ltd 750XL Oct 2018
13/6223
(PDF 1.4 MB)
11 Dec 2013 Benmore Station, Canterbury ZK-HWJ Robinson R22 Mariner 24 Sep 2018
17/2035
(PDF 627 KB)
18 Apr 2017 Port Hills Christchurch   Ozone Fazer 2 Speed Wing Aug 2018
13/5710
(PDF 1.7 MB)
11 Apr 2014 Haast Pass, Mount Aspiring National Park ZK-ING Hughes Tool Company H269B 15 Aug 2018
17/2075
(PDF 308 KB)
22 Apr 2017 Queenstown TC-BLO-17-38SK-1558 U-Turn GMBH 'Black Out' paraglider 07 Aug 2018
15/1129
(PDF 2.9 MB)
16 Mar 2015 Motatapu River North Branch near Wanaka ZK-CMV Cessna 185B Skywagon 16 Jul 2018
15/258
(PDF 632 KB)
23 Jan 2015 2.5 NM East of Timaru Aerodrome ZK-SMC Micro Aviation Bantam B22 28 Mar 2018
16/437
(PDF 335 KB)
06 Feb 2016 Ben Ohau Range, Otago ZK-GZV Schleicher ASH 31 Mi 01 Dec 2017
14/1194
(PDF 1 MB)
23 Mar 2014 Ngaruroro River 5.5 NM West of Hastings Aerodrome ZK-FTP PA-38-112 Tomahawk 08 Dec 2017
16/1970
(PDF 180 KB)
01 May 2016 Tauranga Aerodrome ZK-GPE PZL-Swidnik PW-5 29 Nov 2017
13/6300*
(PDF 1.5 MB)
15 Dec 2013 Glade Burn, Southland ZK-HNA Hughes 369E 05 Sep 2016
*Includes Erratum added 25 Oct 2017 (page 21)
15/1102
(PDF 2.46 MB)
13 Mar 2015 French Pass, Marlborough Sounds ZK-IWL Robinson R44 Raven II 03 Oct 2017
14/1159
(1.86 MB)
20 Mar 2014 Wharerata Forest, Gisborne ZK-HQP MD Helicopters INC 500N 20 Sep 2017
14/5002
(PDF 3.5 MB)
28 Oct 2014 7 NM of Wanganui ZK-ITJ McDonald Douglas Helicopter Company 369E 12 Jul 2016
13/1524
(PDF 313 KB)
30 Mar 2013 31 km South-West of Raglan - Tasman Sea N254F Beechcraft Baron G58 22 Jun 2016
14/155
(PDF 3.9 MB)
19 Jan 2014 Springfield, Canterbury ZK-FMT Piper PA28-236 Dakota 07 Aug 2015
13/365
(PDF 734 KB)
30 Jan 2013 Carters Beach, Westport ZK-MLF Micro Aviation Bantam B22S 29 Aug 2014
14/151 19 Jan 2014 Drury, Auckland ZK-GDF Schleicher ASW 20-L 14 Aug 2014
11/4430
(PDF 748 KB)
03 Oct 2011 155 NM southwest of Tokelau ZK-HLL Robinson R44 Raven 04 Jul 2014
12/2242
(PDF 1.4 MB)
21 May 2012 Lake Sumner, North Canterbury ZK-HXZ Hughes 369D 26 Mar 2014
Related report from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB):
An overview of spatial disorientation as a factor in aviation accidents and incidents
Addendum to Aircraft Accident Report:
ZK-HXZ Addendum - 30 Oct 2015
12/4957
(PDF 813 KB)
08 Nov 2012 Cardrona Valley Wanaka ZK-HCG Robinson R22 Beta 24 Jan 2014
12/5532 08 Dec 2012 Waikite Valley, Rotorua ZK-EMX NZ Aerospace FU24A-954 24 Jan 2014
11/5349 30 Nov 2011 Karikari Moana, Karikari Peninsula, Northland ZK-IMB Eurocopter AS350BA 24 Sep 2013
12/679 17 Feb 2012 Treble Cone Ski Area, Wanaka N/A Swing Spitfire 11 Speedwing 22 Jul 2013
13/1524 30 Mar 2013 - Interim Report N254F   28 Jun 2013
11/2157 14 May 2011 7.5Km Northwest of Kaitaia ZK-RAW Aeroflight Dominator (Gyroplane) 10 Apr 2013
09/4406 15 Nov 2009 Stratford, Taranaki ZK-MAD Aerotek Incorporated S-2B 22 Feb 2013
12/218 23 Jan 2012 Timona Park, Feilding ZK-YTW Aerostar YAK-52TW 16 Jan 2013
12/181 18 Jan 2012 Omarama ZK-GST Societe Siren PIK-30 11 Jan 2013
11/829 27 Feb 2011 Paekakariki Hill, Wellington   Schutte Sails Kea 146 Hang Glider 19 Dec 2012
12/1417 01 Apr 2012  South Head, Helensville ZK-JFN Zenair Zodiac 601UL 25 Oct 2012
09/4376 12 Nov 2009 Normanby, South Taranaki ZK-RAZ Helithruster (Gyrocopter) 27 Sep 2012
11/1148 20 Mar 2011 Orewa Beach ZK-JPE G.Pereira GP4 18 Sep 2012
09/2776 21 Jul 2009 40 km West of Te Kuiti ZK-NPI Reims Aviation Cessna F152 02 Mar 2012
09/919 15 Mar 2009 Near Inangahua Junction ZK-SKA Sky Arrow 450T 30 Aug 2012
11/4678 17 Oct 2011 1 NM south of Arrowtown ZK-JFI Cessna 172N 30 Aug 2012
10/3704 27 Sep 2010 Tauranga Aerodrome ZK-MDM Solo Wings Windlass Aquilla 31 Jul 2012
11/1471 6 Apr 2011 Mistake Creek ZK-IXR Robinson Helicopter R22 Beta Plus 15 Jun 2012
11/1504 09 Apr 2011 Mt Duppa, Nelson ZK-SML Dyn'Aero MCR-01 Club
Microlight
18 Jul 2012
09/4873 18 Dec 2009  14 Km South of Blenheim ZK-GLN Schempp-Hirth Mini Nimbus HS 7 Glider 26 Apr 2012
09/323 09 Feb 2009 Gibbs Hill, Abel Tasman National Park ZK-DGZ Airborne Windsports Edge
XT-912
10 Apr 2012
10/3987 14 Oct 2010 Bluff Harbour ZK-HIP Robinson R22 Beta 28 Feb 2012
11/4430 02 Oct 2011 155 NM southwest of Tokelau - Preliminary Report ZK-HLL Robinson R44 Raven
Helicopter
10 Nov 2011
11/4678 17 Oct 2011  - Preliminary Report ZK-JFI   08 Nov 2011
06/633 05 Mar 2006 22 NM North West of Wanaka ZK-HLC Robinson Helicopter R22 Beta II 05 Jul 2011
06/4477 02 Dec 2006 Mitcham Road, Ashburton ZK-BAR DH 82A Tiger Moth 23 May 2011
11/1148 20 Mar 2011 Sea near Orewa - Preliminary Report ZK-JPE G Pereira GP-4 amateur built fixed wing aircraft 18 Apr 2011
09/4139 28 Oct 2009 Nikau Road, Bombay Hills, South Auckland ZK-GVP Schempp-Hirth Gmbh 14 Mar 2011
08/5163 14 Dec 2008 Tarata, near Inglewood ZK-LTC Pacific Aerospace Cresco
08-600
16 Feb 2011
10/885 12 Mar 2010 Collision With Vehicle, Marsden Point ZK-SKT Cessna U206G 11 Jan 2011
09/923 10 Mar 2009 Queenstown   North Wing T2 Tandem Hang Glider 14 Dec 2010
08/1193 20 Mar 2008 Riversdale, Southland ZK-WYN Airborne Outback 19 Jul 2010
08/1753 26 Apr 2008 Whenuapai Military Aerodrome ZK-WMT Amateur-built Thorp Model
S-18W
27 May 2010
08/497 11 Feb 2008 Waharoa ZK-GJO WSK PZL-SWIDNIK 07 Apr 2010
05/3501 04 Nov 2005 6 NM south-west of Raglan ZK-HTF Eurocopter EC120B 19 Mar 2010
09/2776 21 Jul 2009 40 Km West of Te Kuiti - Preliminary Report ZK-NPI Reims Aviation Cessna F152 30 Nov 2009
08/2220 25 May 2008 Wairoa Aerodrome ZK-ZXL Zenith CH601-XL 19 Nov 2009
08/129 16 Jan 2008 Near Cass Saddle, Canterbury ZK-LJB Piper PA28-181 10 Jun 2009
07/4533 21 Dec 2007 Turret Peaks, Near Makarora D-2929 Alexander Schleicher
Flugzeugbau 29001
21 Oct 2008
05/3727 22 Nov 2005 5 Km West of Whangarei (Pukenui Forest) ZK-DZG NZ Aerospace FU24-950 26 Nov 2008
06/4354 25 Nov 2006 Mouth of the Kaipara Harbour, Near Poutu Point ZK-DYY Amateur-built Smyth Model S
Sidewinder
08 May 2008
06/4214 15 Nov 2006 Mount Prospect, Central Otago G-OJTA Powered Sailplane Stemme
S10-V
08 May 2008
06/1135 31 Mar 2006 9 Km South-West of Kaitaia ZK-EGP NZ Aerospace FU24-950 02 Oct 2007
04/39 10 Jan 2004 10 Km North East of Taupo ZK-HXT Robinson R22 Beta 14 May 2007
05/40 16 Jan 2005 Lake Taupo ZK-SWT Seawind 3000C 26 Apr 2007
04/1624 16 May 2004 Te Puke ZK-HDL Hughes 269C Helicopter 19 Apr 2007
03/3733 19 Dec 2003 10 NM South-West of Te Kuiti ZK-BXZ Fletcher FU24-950M 08 Feb 2007
06/307 09 Feb 2006 4.4 Km North of Shannon ZK-MBD, ZK-MBL Two Piper PA-28-161 27 Nov 2006
05/2733 26 Aug 2005 Murchison ZK-HVN Robinson R22 12 Sep 2006
03/3794 26 Dec 2003 341 NM WSW of San Francisco ZK-UAC Pacific Aerospace Corporation 750XL 31 Aug 2006
05/2471 07 Aug 2005 Waipara River ZK-FGS Cessna 182R 21 Jul 2006
03/3668 17 Dec 2003 Manawaru ZK-GRE Alexander Schleicher GmbH
and Co
09 May 2006
05/31 12 Jan 2005 11 NM South West Of Omarama ZK-GIX Rolladen Schneider LS1-F 21 Mar 2006
04/940 19 Mar 2004 Firth Of Thames, Near Kaiaua Township ZK-FGA Potez Air Fouga CM 170
Magister
02 Feb 2006
04/3396 23 Oct 2004 Omihi Station, North Canterbury ZK-CSM Cessna A188 16 Jan 2006
03/3531 05 Dec 2003 2 km East of Lake Luna, Otago

ZK-DWT OAAI Accident Report No. 81-077, 19 Sep 1981
ZK-EOA Cessna 172N Skyhawk 20 Sep 2005
03/2955 18 Oct 2003 Taumarunui Aerodrome

ZK-DHA Article on Spinning (Tiger Moth Club of NZ Inc.)
ZK-DHA De Havilland DH82A 29 Aug 2005
03/2557 06 Sep 2003 Kai Iwi, near Wanganui ZK-MJD Cessna T188C AG Husky 05 Jul
03/1902 02 Jul 2003 Tauranga Aerodrome ZK-SHG Piper PA18-150 Super Cub 28 Apr 2005
03/2 03 Jan 2003 Paparangi Station ZK-IUE BEll 204 (UH-1E) 05 Jan 2005
03/1355 10 May 2003 Foxpine Aerodrome ZK-JML Kolb Twinstar Mark 11 06 Jan 2005
02/3746 25 Dec 2002 3.5 km South-West of Thames Aerodrome ZK-SPK Micro Aviation Bantam B22J 08 Dec 2004
03/2986 21 Oct 2003 Ararimu South Auckland ZK-JET Steen Skybolt 08 Nov 2004
02/3747 28 Dec 2002 Off Matakana Island ZK-JLP Zenair Zenith CH-200 23 Aug 2004
03/1768 17 Jun 2003 Loburn ZK-CMC Rans Coyote S6ES 23 Jun 2004
03/976 4 Apr 2003 5km North-East of Douglas, Taranaki ZK-LTF FU24-101 Falcon 22 Jun 2004
02/2248 24 Jul 2002 At Orongo, near Thames ZK-EOE NZ Aerospace FU24-950M 06 May 2004
03/127 17 Jan 2003 Masterton ZK-HUL Robinson R22 Beta 03 Feb 2004
03/1675 8 Jun 2003 25km south-west of Woodbourne ZK-CSR Rand KR-2 14 Jan 2004
02/2468 16 Aug 2002 Near Dannevirke ZK-HFW Hughes 269C Helicopter 08 Jul 2003
03/249 31 Jan 2003 Raumati South, Paraparaumu ZK-USA Piper Tomahawk PA-38-112 03 Sep 2003
01/4194 23 Dec 2001 Paiaka, Northland ZK-MAT NZ Aerospace FU24-950 04 Jun 2003
01/2053 14 Jun 2001 25 km West of Gisborne ZK-TMO Pacific Aerospace Cresco
08-600
06 Mar 2003
02/2023 30 Jun 2002 Lindis Valley ZK-APO Auster J1B 13 Feb 2003
02/99 22 Jan 2002 Near Omarama ZK-GVW Alexander Schleicher
Segelflugzeugbau ASW20
12 Nov 2002
02/1167 19 Apr 2002  12km south-east of Masterton ZK-EGO NZ Aerospace FU24-950 05 Nov 2002
02/71 14 Jan 2002 Balfour Range, Near Fox Glacier ZK-HEZ Robinson R22 Beta 14 Aug 2002
01/1047 1 Apr 2001 Near Havelock North ZK-JCU Airborne Windsports Edge 582 09 Sep 2002
01/451 12 Feb 2001 15km south-west of Motueka ZK-HVK Westland Wessex HC MK 5C 06 Jun 2002
01/2660 7 Aug 2001 Near Hamilton ZK-JME Micro Aviation Bantam B22J 01 May 2002
01/44 15 Jan 2001 Mt Victoria, Wellington ZK-HVY Bell 204 (UH-1F) 08 Jan 2002
00/4114 15 Dec 2000 Near Wanaka Airfield ZK-PTO Pitts S2A 17 Sep 2001
00/1198 6 May 2000 Near Mokau ZK-RAG Rotary Airforce 2000 GTX SE 22 June 2001
00/1160 24 Apr 2000 Lindis Pass ZK-JBJ Cessna U206F 12 Jul 2001
00/2821 29 Aug 2000 15.5 km northeast of Wanganui Airport ZK-HSC Sikorsky S-55B 09 Mar 2001
00/315 10 Feb 2000 Tapora, Northland ZK-HKV Aerospatiale AS350 D 16 Jan 2001
99/3689 25 Dec 1999 Te Wera, Taranaki ZK-FGF Cessna R172K 11 Dec 2000
00/1179 01 May 2000 Kaitaia ZK-DDP AESL Airtourer 115 18 Oct 2000
99/2856 07 Oct 1999 Huiroa, Taranaki ZK-HYF Bell 206B 15 Sep 2000
99/3174 21 Nov 1999 5 km east of Amberley ZK-DUU Piper PA-28-140 02 Jan 2000
99/2824 29 Sep 1999 35 km east-southeast of Opotiki ZK-HPN Robinson R22 Beta 20 Dec 1999
99/590 14 Mar 1999 3 km northwest of Stratford ZK-FNO Micro Aviation Bantam B22 20 Dec 1999
99/1311 11 May 1999 18 km southwest of Taumarunui ZK-DIS Piper PA-28-180 17 Dec 1999
99/227 06 Feb 1999  Northern Hauraki Gulf ZK-RNA Aviamilano Falco F8L 15 Nov 1999
99/466 28 Feb 1999 Near Te Puke, Bay of Plenty ZK-JGW KOLB Twinstar Mark 2 12 Nov 1999
99/1609 10 Jun 1999 4 km south of Featherson ZK-FRU KOLB Twinstar Mark 2 26 Oct 1999
98/3405 20 Dec 1998 Karekare Beach ZK-BTX Piper PA-18-90 13 Oct 1999
98/2360 28 Aug 1998 7NM north-east of Rotorua Aerodrome ZK-FQN Rutan Aircraft Factory
Variviggen
13 Apr 1999
98/2972 02 Nov 1998 Urewera National Park ZK-HQZ Hughes 269C 08 Apr 1999
98/2908 18 Oct 1998 Near Blenheim ZK-GDV Slingsby T-51 08 Apr 1999
99/1 04 Jan 1999 Maramarua ZK-GTR Schempp-Hirth Ventus 07 Apr 1999
98/1250 05 May 1998 7 km northeast of Waikanae ZK-HPG Schweizer Hughes 269C 18 Jul 1998
98/247 11 Feb 1998 Near Takaka ZK-CXD Cessna 172I Skyhawk 06 Jul 1998
98/8 10 Jan 1998 Ngongotaha ZK-HHS Hughes 269C