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Aviation Update: AO-2015-007 More helicopter wreckage from November 2015 accident recovered from Fox Glacier

Several items of wreckage from a Eurocopter (Squirrel) helicopter that crashed on Fox Glacier in November last year were recovered yesterday by the Transport Accident Investigation Commission using professional mountaineers and a locally based helicopter.

Aviation RNZ Insight - ICAO audit of NZ aviation accident investigation system

A Morning Report item today previewing a RNZ Insight programme used 10 year old data when claiming that NZ's aviation accident investigation system was currently ranked 74th in the world.

Aviation RNZ Insight 20 Mar 16 - TAIC inquiries mentioned

An RNZ Insight programme broadcast today mentioned two previous Transport Accident Investigation Commission inquiries. Information about these inquiries is provided which addresses matters raised in the programme.

Random testing for commercial aviation and maritime: Commission welcomes Government announcement

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has welcomed the Government’s announcement today of its intention to introduce random drug and alcohol testing in the commercial aviation and maritime sectors.

Marine New inquiry MO-2016-202 Passenger ship possible contact with Wheki Rock in Tory Channel

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has opened an inquiry into the possibility that the Maltese-registered passenger ship Azamara Quest came into contact with Wheki Rock near the entrance to Tory Channel on 27 January, 2016. The ship was inbound towards Picton at the time with a harbour pilot on board. Two investigators are travelling to Napier to meet the ship and begin the site investigation.

Marine Update #4 MO-2016-201 Passenger vessel fire at sea, off Whakatane

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has issued a preservation and protection order under section 12 (1) (C) and (d) of the Accident Transport and Investigation Commission Act 1990 to prohibit people tampering with the wreck and debris of the charter boat PeeJay V, which sank after catching fire off Whakatane on Monday (18 Jan 16).

Marine Update #3 MO-2016-201 Passenger vessel fire at sea, off Whakatane

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission is working with other agencies to establish an exclusion zone around the wreck of the charter boat PeeJay V, which sank after catching fire off Whakatane on Monday.

Marine Update #2 MO-2016-201 Passenger vessel fire at sea, off Whakatane

Two Transport Accident Investigation Commission investigators continued their investigations in Whakatane today (20 Jan), which included interviews with the crew of the PeeJay V and local Coast Guard personnel involved in the rescue operation.

Marine Update #1 MO-2016-201 Passenger vessel fire at sea, off Whakatane

Two Transport Accident Investigation Commission investigators have been in Whakatane since mid-morning today (19 Jan) beginning the evidence gathering for the Commission’s inquiry into yesterday’s charter boat fire in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, off Whakatane.

Marine New inquiry MO-2016-201, Passenger vessel fire at sea, off Whakatane

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has opened an inquiry into this afternoon’s (18 Jan) passenger vessel fire in the Eastern Bay Of Plenty, off Whakatane.