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Occ No.

Accident Date

Location

Reg

Aircraft

Report Date

17/3767 [PDF 869 KB]

25 Jun 2017

Near Hyde, Central Otago

ZK-MBX

RANS Aircraft S-19

10 Oct 2019

19/1815

15 Mar 2019

Parakai

n/a

Parachute

15 May 2019

18/8632

07 Dec 2018

Mount Maunganui

n/a

Paraglider

09 May 2019

17/1635

02 Apr 2017

1.5 NM East of Glenomaru

ZK-TJE

RANS S6-ES Coyote II ZK-TJE

20 Feb 2019

17/1785

09 Apr 2017

Near Piopio, Waikato

ZK-OOZ

Montgomerie Bensen B8MR gyroplane

18 Dec 2018

18/1

02 Jan 2018

Mount Roy near Wanaka

n/a

Paraglider

29 Nov 2018

18/7250  

14 Oct 2018

Mt Isthmus near Wanaka

n/a

Speed Wing

21 Nov 2018

16/5545

18 Oct 2016

Matamata Aerodrome

ZK-SMF

Titan T-51D Mustang

04 Oct 2018

16/6701

12 Dec 2016

24 NM West of Gisborne Aerodrome

ZK-JPU

Pacific Aerospace Ltd 750XL

Oct 2018

13/6223

11 Dec 2013

Benmore Station, Canterbury

ZK-HWJ

Robinson R22 Mariner

24 Sep 2018

17/2035

18 Apr 2017

Port Hills Christchurch

 

Ozone Fazer 2 Speed Wing

Aug 2018

13/5710

11 Apr 2014

Haast Pass, Mount Aspiring National Park

ZK-ING

Hughes Tool Company H269B

15 Aug 2018

17/2075 

22 Apr 2017

Queenstown

TC-BLO-17-38SK-1558

U-Turn GMBH 'Black Out' paraglider

07 Aug 2018

15/1129

16 Mar 2015

Motatapu River North Branch near Wanaka

ZK-CMV

Cessna 185B Skywagon

16 Jul 2018

15/258

23 Jan 2015

2.5 NM East of Timaru Aerodrome

ZK-SMC

Micro Aviation Bantam B22

28 Mar 2018

16/437

06 Feb 2016

Ben Ohau Range, Otago

ZK-GZV

Schleicher ASH 31 Mi

01 Dec 2017

14/1194

23 Mar 2014

Ngaruroro River 5.5 NM West of Hastings Aerodrome

ZK-FTP

PA-38-112 Tomahawk

08 Dec 2017

16/1970

01 May 2016

Tauranga Aerodrome

ZK-GPE

PZL-Swidnik PW-5

29 Nov 2017

13/6300*

15 Dec 2013

Glade Burn, Southland

ZK-HNA

Hughes 369E

05 Sep 2016

*Includes Erratum added 25 Oct 2017 (page 21)

15/1102

13 Mar 2015

French Pass, Marlborough Sounds

ZK-IWL

Robinson R44 Raven II

03 Oct 2017

14/1159

20 Mar 2014

Wharerata Forest, Gisborne

ZK-HQP

MD Helicopters INC 500N

20 Sep 2017

14/5002

28 Oct 2014

7 NM of Wanganui

ZK-ITJ

McDonald Douglas Helicopter Company 369E

12 Jul 2016

13/1524

30 Mar 2013

31 km South-West of Raglan - Tasman Sea

N254F

Beechcraft Baron G58

22 Jun 2016

14/155

19 Jan 2014

Springfield, Canterbury

ZK-FMT

Piper PA28-236 Dakota

07 Aug 2015

13/365

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

03 Oct 2011

155 NM southwest of Tokelau

ZK-HLL

Robinson R44 Raven

04 Jul 2014

12/2242

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
(external link)

Addendum to Aircraft Accident Report: ZK-HXZ Addendum - 30 Oct 2015

12/4957

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