News 2020

Photo of the wrecked helicopter at the accident site

Aviation TAIC final report: Robinson R22 impact with Terrain passenger aircraft landing gear failure April 2017

28 May 2020

Circumstances of this fatal helicopter crash into dense forest included: risky take-off towards and over treetops; old worn engine lacked power; and aircraft not airworthy. Also private pilot licence conditions breached (flying for payment or reward). Lessons about obeying Civil Aviation Rules; reporting concerns; CAA monitoring of nominally private aviation participants

Image - a Cresco aircraft. Not the accident plane.

Aviation TAIC inquiring into Pacific Aerospace Cresco impact with terrain, Wairarapa

24 Apr 2020

TAIC is inquiring into the accident involving a Pacific Aerospace Cresco topdressing aeroplane that impacted terrain on 24 April 2020

snip of Google maps terrain view depicting accident area in S Otago

Rail New TAIC inquiry - freight train and hi-rail, South Otago

24 Apr 2020

TAIC has opened an inquiry into a rail accident today (24 April 2020) in which a freight train collided with a hi-Rail vehicle at about 1505, on the main south-line between Milton and Henley, near Dunedin.

NZ Govt graphic - Stay Home Save Lives

TAIC’s work continues despite Covid-19

8 Apr 2020

TAIC inquiries are continuing as normal. All Transport Accident Investigation Commission staff are working remotely, where necessary via telephone and online conferencing. Please follow the link further information.