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Composite image shows 2 photos MV Kota Lembah AND FV Commission

Marine TAIC report summary: MO-2021-203: Collision FV ‘Commission’ and container ship ‘Kota Lembah,’ 

21 Apr 2022

Recommendations relate to: watchkeeping standards & practice; collision prevention rules; fatigue. Fishing vessel suffered non-critical damage when it collided with stationary container ship Kota Lembah.

The planned and actual approaches to Wellington by the three aeroplanes

Aviation Two Dash-8s avoid collision on approach to Wellington Airport

14 Apr 2022

Two Dash-8s avoided collision on approach to Wellington Airport (saved by human and automated systems) after one Dash-8 followed the wrong lead aircraft. Nobody hurt, no damage. All safety issues are resolved, so no new TAIC recommendations.

Marine Independent investigation into Enchanter sinking

21 Mar 2022

The fishing charter vessel Enchanter foundered (filled with water – some parts of the wreck floated, while other parts sank) offshore from North Cape on the night of 20/21 March.

photo depicts balloon basket lying on its side in a cow paddock. The deflated balloon envelope is laid out partially folded across the grass

Aviation Commercial hot air balloon pilots need to buckle up

17 Mar 2022

In a preliminary report on two commercial hot air balloon accidents, TAIC is calling for pilots to be required to wear harnesses during critical phases of flight. Currently they’re exempt. So pilots who follow rules risk being ejected, seriously injured, & losing control of aircraft. All passengers at risk.

The accident  - wreckage. image depicts the helicopter wreck in a paddock beside the Arapito River. the fuselage is largely intact but bent in several places. the tail boom appears broken in several places, as do the main rotor blades, which ar still attached to the main rotor hub

Aviation TAIC investigating helicopter accident at Karamea, 2 January 2022

2 Jan 2022

TAIC has opened an inquiry into a helicopter accident involving a Robinson R22 helicopter at Karamea on the South Island West Coast on 2 January 2022. The helicopter was approaching to land when it experienced difficulties, pitched down and impacted the ground hard. The pilot, the only person on board, has reportedly suffered serious injuries and been flown to hospital.

Photo depicts the accident scene. The basket that held the occupants lies on its side in a paddock. The deflated balloon envelope lies stretched out and folded.

Aviation TAIC investigating hot air balloon accident near Ashburton

1 Jan 2022

TAIC is investigating the hot air balloon accident on the morning of 1 January 2022 near Asburton. TAIC is calling for anyone to come forward if they saw the accident or observed the balloon in flight. Reportedly, during a rough landing, the balloon pilot was ejected from the basket, was caught in a rope, and dragged some way before the balloon came to rest and the basket tipped over. The pilot is reported to have been seriously injured in the accident.

Derailed wagons lie toppled at the accident site

TAIC inquiring into freight train derailment near Marton

14 Dec 2021

A pair of locomotives was hauling a long train of freight wagons. Flood waters had damaged the line. Reportedly, one locomotive and 12 wagons derailed. No injuries were reported.

Satellite image of the level crossing annotated to show path of car and train, and position of stop-go  traffic conroller

Rail TAIC final report – fatal level crossing accident train and car, Morrinsville

25 Nov 2021

Two people died when a freight train ran into a car at a level crossing, caused by confusion for the car driver in a complicated roadworks operation. Traffic management plans for roadworks at level crossings must identify all risks to road and rail vehicles. Work in the rail corridor must only be done with a permit from the rail access provider.

The accident aircraft on the tarmac at Wellington Airport

Aviation Diamond DA42 light plane crash near Taupō - controlled flight into terrain

4 Nov 2021

The March 2019 crash of a Diamond DA42 light plane in the Kaimanawa Ranges near Taupō had the characteristics of a ‘controlled flight into terrain’ accident. Avoiding similar accidents in future depends on pilots understanding CA Rules; using safety technology to its fullest practicable extent, and thinking ahead. And flight training schools need to ensure their staff follow correct procedures.

Photo of the Manukau Bar taken from atop the Whatipu Coast Walk

Marine TAIC investigating fatal boating accident, Manukau Harbour entrance

17 Oct 2021

TAIC is appealing for witnesses who saw, photographed or videoed a boating accident at the entrance to Manukau Harbour on the afternoon of Saturday October 16. Keen to hear as soon as possible from people who saw the accident or observed the boat at any time in its journey.