Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


[24/10] Interim report on dangerous goods on passenger plane

Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand
24 Oct 2012

CAA RELEASE

Begins


CAA releases interim report on investigation into dangerous goods carried on passenger plane

The Director of Civil Aviation Graeme Harris, today released an interim report into the Royal New Zealand Air Force shipping of inadequately prepared and wrongly categorised dangerous goods on an Air New Zealand passenger flight, from Auckland to Vancouver on 23 August 2009.

“The CAA’s Manager Safety Investigation, Ben Smith, conducted a preliminary investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident in order to establish the facts involved and identify issues meriting further investigation. His report was informed, in part, by the comprehensive findings of an RNZAF Court of Inquiry into the incident that was conducted in November 2009. The interim report reveals that significant failings within the RNZAF, and a number of administrative and communication errors led to the particular Dangerous Goods items, which are not permitted to be carried on passenger aircraft, being carried on the Air New Zealand flight. Of particular concern is the incorrect labeling, categorisation and preparation of the cargo for shipping.” Mr. Harris said

“The ongoing CAA investigation is not conducted to apportion blame. We are interested in promoting the improvement of systems, processes and procedures to reduce the risk of this type of incident occurring again. Accordingly, and due to the passage of time, the CAA will not be prosecuting any of the parties involved.” He said

It is expected the CAA will provide a final report and recommendations for any improvement in the processes involved in the shipping of Dangerous Goods, particularly those of military origin, in the first half of next year.

Mr Harris said he was very pleased with the open co-operation the CAA received from all parties involved in the preliminary investigation. He said this confirmed that there was a unified focus on the improvement of aviation safety outcomes.

“Consistent with our practise of releasing the findings of our safety investigations, the interim report is now available on the CAA web site,” Mr Harris said.

The CAA is writing to airfreight agents and freight forwarders and reminding them of their existing disclosure responsibilities to airline operators around correct procedures for the carriage of dangerous goods.

ENDS

RNZAF_AirNZ_DG_Prelim.pdf

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On The National Leadership “Contest”

Key’s endorsement of English has turned this “contest” into a race for second place.

This succession was well planned. Lets not forget that English was told by Key in September of his intention to resign, and English was the only member of Cabinet entrusted with that information before it was sprung on everyone else on Monday morning. More>>

Latest: Judith Collins and Jonathan Coleman have withdrawn from the leadership race, leaving Bill English the only candidate to replace John Key as Prime Minister.

 

Education, Marketing, Taxes: Health Groups Call For Actions For Sugary Drinks

The New Zealand Dental Association is launching a new consensus statement on Sugary Drinks endorsed by key health organisations. The actions seek to reduce harm caused by sugary drinks consumption. More>>

ALSO:

More Departures? David Shearer Proposed For UN Peacekeeping Role

Mt Albert MP David Shearer is being proposed for a demanding and exciting role heading the United Nations peacekeeping force in South Sudan, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. More>>

ALSO:

Security Agencies' Reports: GCSB Wants To Give ISPs More Power To Block Threats

The Government Communications Security Bureau wants to give internet service providers more information and power to block cyber threats which are increasing, its director told the intelligence and security select committee yesterday.. More>>

ALSO:

Education: Charter Schools Misleading Pass Rates

Labour: NCEA results for charter schools have been massively overstated... In one case a school reported a 93.3 per cent pass rate when the facts show only 6.7 per cent of leavers achieved NCEA level two. More>>

ALSO:

Rebstock Report Resolution: SSC Apologises To Derek Leask And Nigel Fyfe

Following a complaint by Mr Leask, the Ombudsman found that the State Services Commission acted unreasonably in relation to Mr Leask and identified numerous deficiencies in the investigation process and in the publication of the final report and in the criticisms it contained of Mr Leask... More>>

ALSO:

International Rankings: Student Results 'Show More Resourcing Needed'

NZEI: New Zealand had only held relatively steady in international rankings in some areas because the average achievement for several other OECD countries had lowered the OECD average -- not because our student achievement has improved. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

Salvation Army Report: Beyond The Prison Gate Report

A new Salvation Army report says changes must be made to how prisoners re-enter society for New Zealanders to feel safe and secure in their homes and communities. More>>

ALSO:

Surprise Exit: Gordon Campbell On The Key Resignation

The resignation of John Key is one thing. The way that Key and his deputy Bill English have screwed the scrum on the leadership succession vote (due on December 12) is something else again. It remains to be seen whether the party caucus – ie, the ambitious likes of Steven Joyce, Judith Collins, Paula Bennett, and Amy Adams – will simply roll over... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news