News 2023

Graphic superimposed on sattellite map of Cook Strait and Wellington harbour. Depicts route and speed of the ferry before, during and after the incident.

Marine New TAIC inquiry: Interislander ferry Kaitaki loss of power

29 Jan 2023

The Interislander ferry MV Kaitaki lost power at about 5pm on 28 January 2023. It was en-route from Picton to Wellington with about 800 passengers and 80 crew on board when it suffered a main engine failure and loss of propulsion. It dropped anchor and onboard engineers restored power about 2 hours later. The vessel, escorted by tugs, proceeded to port. TAIC is appealing for videos or photographs from ferry passengers and residents of Wellington’s South Coast.  

A Boeing 777 passenger plane with landing gear down. File photo.

Aviation TAIC investigating Boeing 777 loss of control on ground at Auckland Airport

28 Jan 2023

Shortly after touchdown, a Boeing 777 briefly lost directional control and the aircraft veered away from the runway centreline. The pilot regained control, completed the landing, and taxied the aircraft to the airport terminal. Damage to runway edge lights and aircraft undercarriage. Nobody hurt.

Composite image displays a photo of each helicopter.

Aviation New TAIC inquiry: two helicopters in proximity incident at Queenstown Airport

19 Jan 2023

TAIC is investigating an aviation incident involving a Eurocopter AS350 ZK-IDB and Eurocopter EC130 ZK-IUP. The two helicopters got too close to each other during hover-taxi departure from Queenstown airport on 27 December 2022.

Aerial photo of the accident scene. On a sandy beach, -- a sandy beach where one EC130 helicopter sit upright and apparently intact. A few dozen metres away and just above the calm waterline, the fuselage of another EC130 lies on its side, partly embedded in the sand. Between the two helicopters lies the main rotor head and rotor blades of the wrecked helicopter. Around two dozen people including emergency first responders are present.

Aviation Gold Coast helicopter crash - TAIC assisting Australian investigation

19 Jan 2023

TAIC is assisting an Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) investigation into a mid-air collision near Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, on 2 January 2023