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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 191145
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Date:30-DEC-2009
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 72-500 (72-212A)
Owner/operator:
Registration: ZK-MCP
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:north of Christchurch -   New Zealand
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: TAIC New Zealand
Narrative:
On 30 December 2009, an Aerospatiale-Alenia ATR 72-212A (ATR 72) aeroplane flying between Christchurch and Wellington encountered severe turbulence when about 50 nm north of Christchurch. Approximately 35 minutes later, another ATR 72 aeroplane, also flying from Christchurch to Wellington, encountered severe turbulence in the same general area.
Although no injuries or damage resulted from these incidents, the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (the Commission) decided to inquire into the adequacy of the meteorological information available to the pilots before and during the flights, the operator and flight crew action taken to minimise the risks of severe turbulence encounters, and the processes followed by the providers of air traffic and meteorological services in response to pilot reports of significant weather hazards.
The investigation found that the events might have been avoided or been less severe had the operator had a more robust flight dispatch system, and had the air traffic service complied fully with a requirement to pass flight information to pilots on first contact.

Sources:

https://taic.org.nz/inquiries?SkinSrc=[G]skins%2ftaicAviation%2fskin_aviation

Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation 045/10 issued 31 August 2010 by TAIC to CAA NZ

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: TAIC New Zealand
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Nov-2016 20:29 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Narrative]

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