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Aviation Update: AO-2015-007 AS350BA Eurocopter, ZK-HKU, collision with terrain, Fox Glacier, 21 Nov '15

18 Nov 2016

The inquiry into this accident in which all seven people on-board died is now nearing the end of its analysis phase and work on drafting the report will begin shortly.

Aviation AO-2016-006 TAIC investigating helicopter landing accident approx 5km north of Arrowtown, Otago

12 Sep 2016

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has opened an inquiry into this afternoon's (12 September 2016) landing accident where an AS350 ‘Squirrel” helicopter reportedly rolled over while making a snow landing during a sce​nic flight.

Marine Urgent recommendations concerning cruise ships and pilotage in Tory Channel

29 Aug 2016

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has issued two urgent recommendations concerning the risk assessment process for cruise ships using Tory Channel and the way Maritime New Zealand pilotage requirements are being interpreted.

Aviation Update: AO-2015-007, AS350BA Eurocopter, ZK-HKU, collision with terrain, Fox Glacier, 21 Nov 15

3 Jun 2016

The following is an update on progress with the New Zealand Transport Accident Investigation Commission’s inquiry into the fatal helicopter crash on the Fox Glacier in November last year.

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

1 Apr 2016

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

24 Mar 2016

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

20 Mar 2016

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

10 Feb 2016

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

28 Jan 2016

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

23 Jan 2016

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).