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Side view of the MD500 helicopter stationary on the ground

Aviation Report on MD500 helicopter crash, Wanaka, October 2018

Final report on fatal helicopter accident near Wānaka shines light on dangers of helicopter doors opening in flight.
-- Pilots: promptly report any anomalies.
-- Operators: enforce correct securing of cargo.
-- Aircraft manufacturers: provide clear instructions for maintenance.
-- Regulators: ensure rules and regulations are clear for all concerned.

The incident aircraft, a Airbus A320 passenger jet viewed at low altitude from below with its landing gear down

Aviation TAIC investigating A320 runway excursion, Christchurch

The aircraft experienced a steering issue upon landing, causing it to veer off the runway -- a runway excursion. The aircraft was subsequently towed to the terminal. nobody hurt. TAIC keen to hear from people with video footage.

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TAIC publishes Watchlist 2024

Safety alerts for workers in the rail corridor, for owners and operators of trains and heavy vehicles at level crossings, and for recreational boaties are all new in the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) Watchlist 2024.

Aviation TAIC assisting Chile investigation into LATAM flight LA800 accident

The accident involving LATAM flight LA800 occurred in international airspace. TAIC is assisting DGAC Chile.

The accident scene. The locomotive lies on its side where it came to rest beside the tracks. view is from the cab end, and two of the cab windows are shown to be broken

Rail Report on locomotive derailment at Tamaki, Auckland

TAIC calls on KiwiRail to resolve safety issues: risk oversight, risk controls, crashworthiness, crew training. Report also delivers insight into risk assessment, safety training, human factors. For want of these, locomotive went too fast over points, derailed, rolled onto side. All 3 crew escaped, injured.

Compsite image shows the landscape with superimposed graphic of the flight path of the helicopter as recorded by the Airways New Zealand Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) system.

Aviation Night VFR rules, night instrument currency highlighted in TAIC report

TAIC calls on CAA to address ambiguous rules and guidance for night VFR and pilots’ instrument currency for night VFR. For want of night VFR instrument currency and practice, combined with darkness, cloud, and disorientation, the pilot an AS350 ‘Squirrel’ helicopter lost control, crashed, and did not survive.

Figure 6 from the final report. The glider wreckage is shown in an aerial photo of the accident site. The wings are embedded in trees and bushes on the mountainside. The tail section has broken off. The cockpit structure is also broken off and in numerous pieces.

Aviation TAIC report - glider on student trial flight crashed while ridge soaring

This report is particularly important for gliding clubs, glider pilots, instructors and personnel involved with glider flying activities and aviation regulation in New Zealand.

Part views of the two ships on which the stevedores were working

Marine TAIC Report identifies major issues for future of stevedoring safety

TAIC report finds major safety issues for NZ stevedoring sector:
-- regulators should be more proactive, take a just culture approach,
-- individual stevedoring employers and the sector as a whole should work for mature safety systems and share information

Fig1 from report. still image from CCTV, depicting the incident. An urban low-level light industrail area. Selwyn street is in the centre of the view from foreground to distance. The level crossing is in the middle. A bus has clearly just crossed the level crossing, travelling away from the camera view. A locomotive approaches the bus, approximately twelve metres away

Rail Level crossing near-miss - TAIC calls for better risk management

TAIC recommends KiwiRail work with road controlling authorities to improve risk management for unplanned disconnections of level-crossing protections. KiwiRail disconnected the Selwyn Street level crossing. However, there was no traffic management in place because KiwiRail hadn’t told council that due to an unplanned disconnection.

Aviation Independent investigation into rescue helicopter accident on Mt Pirongia

TAIC inquiring into the accident involving a BK117 helicopter that impacted terrain on Mt Pirongia on the afternoon of 19 September 2023. TAIC has placed a protection order on the occurrence site and any wreckage or evidence associated with it.