Aviation TAIC final report: Robinson R22 impact with Terrain passenger aircraft landing gear failure April 2017
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
TAIC is inquiring into the accident involving a Pacific Aerospace Cresco topdressing aeroplane that impacted terrain on 24 April 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.
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.