King Air Landing At Hokitika January 2005
New Zealand Defence Force
Te Ope Kaatua O Aotearoa
12 May 2005
AIR FORCE INVESTIGATION COMPLETE: KING AIR LANDING AT HOKITIKA JANUARY 2005
The investigation into the Air Force King Air approach and landing at Hokitika on 23 January is complete.
The investigation concludes that the instrument approaches and missed approaches were conducted professionally and strictly in accordance with published CAA procedures. The subsequent visual circuit was conducted safely and in accordance with the military operations exemption from civil meteorological minima.
The report highlights that the aircraft was operated safely and professionally, and within the appropriate exemptions from Civil Aviation Regulations, said Air Force Flight Safety Officer, Flight Lieutenant Lisa D'Oliveira.
"The aircraft was flown by a very experienced and qualified crew who were well placed to make appropriate decisions", says Flight Lieutenant Lisa D'Oliveira.