On 27 February 2003 Fokker F27-500 Friendship registration ZK-NAN landed at Woodbourne Airport in Blenheim at the end of a training flight. After the engines were shut down the undercarriage retracted, causing major structural damage to the aircraft's belly. There were no injuries.
On 2 May 2005 the crew of Fairchild SA227-AC Metro III ZK-POA lost control of the aircraft during a night cargo flight near the town of Stratford. As a result, the aircraft became overstressed and broke up in mid-air. Both crew members were killed.