Transport Accident Investigation Commission chief executive Lois Hutchinson has been recognised for outstanding safety leadership by the Australian Institute of Health and Safety. The institute’s first ever international honorary fellowship recognises Ms Hutchinson’s successful leadership of TAIC to improve transport safety in New Zealand and internationally.
A fractured rail (from machining defect) caused passenger train derailment in May 2018 at Britomart Station, Auckland. 130 people on board, none hurt. Damage to train & track. Track inspections now better; multi-agency group to resolve issues
TAIC is inquiring into a power outage at the Airways New Zealand control centre in Christchurch on Monday 1 October 2019. The circumstances reported to date indicate that a fault in an uninterruptable power supply unit had triggered a fire alarm and power outage.
New TAIC investigation: a loaded freight train derailed at about 7:40pm on Tuesday 2 July 2019 at junction between yard and North Island Main Trunk line. Four wagons reportedly derailed. No injuries reported
TAIC has published its final report on the crash of an AS350BA helicopter on Fox Glacier, which took the lives of all seven people on board in November 2015. The helicopter operator’s pilot training system did not fully comply with Civil Aviation rules and did not adequately prepare the pilot for their role and responsibilities.
The Commission has opened an inquiry into an accident involving a BK117 helicopter near the sub-Antarctic Auckland Islands on the evening of 22 April 2019.
New TAIC report: Cruise ship Seabourn Encore's moorings broke in strong wind, drifted across harbour, collided w. cement carrier. Nobody hurt. There was damage to the wharf and to both ships. Report addresses mooring equipment & procedures; & dealing with change in weather
TAIC has opened an investigation into the crash of a Diamond DA42 Twin Star in the Kaimanawa Ranges in the central North Island on the evening of Saturday 23 March 2019.
The Commission has opened an investigation into the jet boat accident in Skippers Canyon that occurred 23 February.
TAIC has opened an inquiry into a non-fatal accident involving a AS350 (Squirrel) helicopter engaged in firefighting operations near Nelson on 17 February