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Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Time:18:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A Mk III-2 Trislander
Owner/operator:Great Barrier Airlines
Registration: ZK-LGF
MSN: 1023
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Pauanui Aerodrome, Coromandel -   New Zealand
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Pauanui Aerodrome - NZUN
Destination airport:Auckland Airport - NZAA
Investigating agency: TAIC New Zealand
A Britten Norman Trislander passenger plane suffered a runway excursion at Pauanui Aerodrome - NZUN and partially went through a low boundary fence after aborting take off. Both crew and 11 passengers escaped unhurt.
Aircraft flown off the aerodrome the next day, and observed back in service the following day.

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission (Commission) found that the main reason for the aeroplane not getting airborne was that its centre of gravity (balance) was significantly outside the permissible limits. The pilotís take-off technique and, possibly, increased resistance from the wheels of the heavy aeroplane on the runway surface were other factors that contributed to the aeroplane over-running the end of the runway.
The Commission also found that the required margin for a safe take-off was not met because the aeroplane was too heavy for the available runway length. This was a reason for the aeroplane not stopping before the runway end after the pilot had rejected the take-off.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TAIC New Zealand
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

2 Jun 2012 ZK-LGF Great Barrier Airlines 0 Auckland International Airport (AKL/NZAA) min
Runway excursion.

Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation 001/14 issued 26 February 2014 by TAIC to CAA NZ
Safety recommendation 002/14 issued 26 February 2014 by TAIC to Thames Coromandel District Council


Auckland International 21Oct2010

Pauanui airfield - 22 October 2011

Revision history:

22-Oct-2011 07:24 harro Added
22-Oct-2011 08:09 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Narrative]
22-Oct-2011 11:18 Geno Updated [Registration, Source]
22-Oct-2011 15:18 RobertMB Updated [Time, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
25-Oct-2011 02:04 flyernzl Updated [[Time, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]]
25-Oct-2011 02:05 turtle Updated [Phase, Source, Narrative]
25-Oct-2011 13:33 turtle Updated [Destination airport]
18-Oct-2012 11:16 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
18-Oct-2012 11:18 TB Updated [Time, Source]
26-Mar-2014 21:22 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
09-Oct-2021 02:49 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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