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Fuel carelessness causing air crashes: CAA

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 14/03/2017

A surprisingly large number of New Zealand's air accidents are caused by a lack of gas or the use of polluted fuel, the Civil Aviation Authority says.

Kicking off a 32-seminar roadshow, Fuel for Thought, this week, the authority is raising awareness about the dangers of carelessness with fuel in a bid to address the high rate of Kiwi air accidents.

"Problems with fuel are a surprisingly regular cause of engine failure," 2015 CAA Instructor of the Year Carlton Campbell said.

"Fuel, and the way it is managed, affects everyone in aviation, every day. We want those in the Wellington region to come away from the seminar with a renewed respect for the importance of good fuel handling."

The first event AvKiwi Safety Seminar starts on Thursday at the CAA's Wellington offices.

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