Our safety investigators look at aviation accidents and incidents – called ‘occurrences’ – to find the causes, and to prevent them happening again.
We receive reports of accidents and incidents from pilots and other flight crew, engineers, airlines and other operators, and ground crew – in fact, everybody in aviation.
Our investigators work with the person or organisation who reported the occurrence to find out what happened and why. Often a seemingly small event can highlight a potentially serious problem.
0508 ACCIDENT (0508 222 433) - Monitored 24 hours by the Rescue Coordination Centre (RCCNZ)
For other safety or security concerns, or questions about reporting an occurrence
To report a health and safety at work notifiable event, see reporting an event.
The easiest option is to use the online reporting form(external link).
Alternatively, the following forms can be downloaded:
Read our guidance on reporting bird incidents.
CAA Section 13A Emergency flight notification and report [PDF 26 KB] – Required under Civil Aviation Act 1990
Email the completed forms to email@example.com
How to report occurrences - Aviators have always looked at flying accidents and near misses to find out what went wrong, and how they can stop it happening again. How to Report Occurrences has information on how and what to report, and who should do it. The instructions are easy to follow and step-by-step. It will help you do your bit to keep New Zealand skies safer. Published May 2018.