Safety & AIRS

Reporting an Accident or Incident on the NZHGPA Accident and Incident Reporting System (AIRS).

If the occurrence is an "accident" as defined under CAA Rules Part 12
(especially if emergency services attend), then the pilot or operator must inform CAA as soon as practicable by calling 0508 ACCIDENT (0508 222 433), followed by the local  Club Safety Officer.  

Pilots are required to fill in an AIRS report within 10 days after an accident and
14 days after an incident. If you are unsure what to do, consult the NZHGPA OPM Section 5.12 and or ask your Club Safety Officer for guidance.

Information provided is reported to the NZHGPA and automatically sent to CAA under a Just Culture. Meaning; the information is provided for statistical and safety information only and is not used for enforcement investigation or disciplinary action unless the safety of other people or property has been put
 in unnecessary danger or if false information is supplied. The information will be recorded on the NZHGPA database and made available for reporting and safety analysis, to help prevent future accidents. Identifying information will be removed before public release.

AIRS Accident and Incident Report Form

If you need support

After an accident or incident, it can be a difficult time for those directly affected, a family member, a witness to an event, the first person on the scene and so on. The following organisations are here to help, offering free practical and emotional support to anyone that feels affected and or unable to talk it through with family, friends or fellow pilots;

Victim Support  specialise in helping with trauma (pdf),  flashbacks (pdf) and grief . Call 24/7 on 0800 842 846.

Skylight  specialises in helping people going through grief, loss and trauma. Their number is 0800 299 100 or 04 939 6767.
 You can read all filed reports here under the AIRS  public summary.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AIRS reports public summary                                    

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