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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 191130
Last updated: 14 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic GLF4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Gulfstream G-IV
Registration: ZK-KFB
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:near Taupo Airport -   New Zealand
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: TAIC New Zealand
On Friday 7 January 2005, at 1852, ZK-KFB, a Gulfstream G-IV, and ZK-FTR, a Piper PA 28, came into close proximity 10 nautical miles south of Taupo Aerodrome, during their instrument approaches to the aerodrome. On board ZK-KFB were 5 passengers, a flight attendant and 2 pilots. On board ZK-FTR were a passenger and the pilot.

Both aeroplanes were in uncontrolled airspace and flying different published instrument approaches to the aerodrome in visual meteorological conditions, when ZK-FTR descended through the altitude of ZK-KFB and came within one nautical mile of ZK-KFB. Following traffic alert and collision avoidance system traffic advisories, the crew of ZK-KFB abandoned their instrument approach and continued visually to land. Although the pilot of ZK-FTR was aware of ZK-KFB and had kept the aeroplane in sight, he did not maintain adequate separation on ZK KFB or communicate his intentions clearly to its crew.

A safety issue identified was the need for pilots carrying out instrument approaches in uncontrolled airspace to the same aerodrome to be aware that they were to mutually coordinate and maintain their own proper separation.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TAIC New Zealand
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report
Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation 065/05 issued 29 July 2005 by TAIC to CAA NZ

Revision history:

03-Nov-2016 20:21 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Source, Damage, Narrative]
07-Aug-2020 04:28 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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