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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 194816
Last updated: 31 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AT76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 72-500 (72-212A)
Owner/operator:Mount Cook Airline Ltd
Registration: ZK-MCY
C/n / msn: 703
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 69
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Palmerston North Airport -   New Zealand
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Auckland International Airport (AKL)
Destination airport:Nelson Airport (NSN)
Air New Zealand Link flight NZ5075 was on approach to Nelson Airport, New Zealand when the landing gear was selected down. Right main gear indicated unsafe on both the primary and secondary panels. Approach was discontinued. Landing gear unsafe indication checklist run, followed by the landing gear gravity extension checklist. The unsafe indications remained. Due to the shorter runway length at Nelson, the crew elected to divert to Palmerston North. The aircraft was held over Palmerston North for approximately 45 minutes to reduce the fuel on board. The landing with abnormal landing gear checklist was run. The aircraft was landed with the left main gear making contact first, with the crew holding the right main gear off the ground for as long as possible. Shortly after the right main gear made contact, the outboard tire on the right main gear burst. The aircraft was brought to a stop on the runway and all passengers and crew disembarked normally through the main door before being taken to the terminal.



Photo of ZK-MCY courtesy

Wellington - International (NZWN / WLG)
November 2011; (c) Ian McDonell

Revision history:

14-Apr-2017 11:13 harro Added
13-Dec-2017 06:54 AF5541 Updated [Total occupants, Source]
13-Dec-2017 06:55 harro Updated [Source]
31-Jul-2020 05:04 Ron Averes Updated [Operator]

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