ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161861
Last updated: 27 July 2017
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:02-NOV-2013
Time:15:01 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic JS32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
BAe-3201 Jetstream 32EP
Owner/operator:Vincent Aviation on behalf of Eagle Air
Registration: ZK-VAH
C/n / msn: 967
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Auckland International Airport (AKL/NZAA) -   New Zealand
Phase: Take off
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Auckland International Airport (AKL/NZAA)
Destination airport:Taupo (TUO/NZAP)
Investigating agency: Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC)
Narrative:
Flight NZ2067, a BAe Jetstream 32, was taking off from runway 23L at Auckland Airport when it started to veer left from the runway centreline. The captain was initially able to correct the heading change, but at about 90 knots the turn became uncontrollable. The aeroplane slowly ran off the left side of the runway before the captain could bring it to a stop. No-one was injured and there was no damage to the aeroplane or any airport infrastructure.

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission made the following findings:
- the uncommanded turn to the left during take-off was caused by a faulty steering selector
- the defective component within the steering selector could not be determined because of incomplete overhaul records
- the isolated nature of the component failure in this occurrence, and the actions the manufacturer had previously undertaken, meant that additional changes to the relevant maintenance procedures were not warranted.

The key lesson identified from the inquiry into this occurrence was:
- prompt action by a pilot on recognising a loss of directional control during take-off or landing will minimise the risk of a runway excursion.

Sources:


Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: TAIC New Zealand
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 5 months
Accident number: 13-011
Download report: Final report

Images:


Auckland International 5Sep2012


Photo: TAIC

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Nov-2013 07:41 gerard57 Added
02-Nov-2013 07:41 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Damage, Narrative]
02-Nov-2013 19:25 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
03-Nov-2013 07:23 flyernzl Updated [Photo, ]
14-Apr-2017 11:21 harro Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Apr-2017 11:22 harro Updated [Narrative]
14-Apr-2017 11:25 harro Updated [Photo, ]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description