ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1353
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Narrative:ZK-NGK, an Air New Zealand Boeing 737, en route from Wellington to Auckland, was landed at Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Base Ohakea as a precaution because of fumes in the cockpit from electrical burning. Nobody was injured in the incident.
|Owner/operator:||Air New Zealand|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 126|
|Aircraft damage:|| Minor|
|Location:||Ohakea AFB, Manawatu 3 -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Nature:||Passenger - Scheduled|
|Investigating agency: ||TAIC New Zealand|
|Confidence Rating:|| Accident investigation report completed and information captured|
The electrical burning resulted from a coffee spill in the cockpit by a different crew about 4 hours earlier. As the coffee dried, the sugar content provided sufficient conductivity to bring about a slow electrical breakdown, which resulted in spurious warning light indications, electrical burning of an avionics component and an eventual short circuit.
Management of crew drinks in the cockpit was a known hazard that had been identified, documented and mitigated by standard operating procedures. A safety issue identified was the need for flight crew to make maximum possible use of available resources, including those beyond the cockpit, during emergency and non-normal situations.
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|Investigating agency: ||TAIC New Zealand |
|Status: ||Investigation completed|
|Download report: || Final report|
Safety recommendation 007/08 issued 4 March 2008 by TAIC to CAA NZ
Aucklamd International 25Sept2008
||Updated [Location, Narrative]|
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