The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has opened an inquiry into a helicopter crash that occurred at shortly before 11am today near Wanaka Aerodrome. The Chief Investigator of Accidents, Captain Tim Burfoot, says circumstances reported to date are that the accident involved a Hughes 500 helicopter. “We are in the early stages of gathering information about the aircraft, the circumstances and the people on board,” said Capt. Burfoot.
More needs to be done to address errors in ship navigation in pilotage waters. Errors in navigation in pilotage waters carry the risk of serious consequences for people, the environment, and the economy. The Commission launched a new Watchlist item today to focus the attention of regulators, operators and training providers on solving the problem.
Applications closed on 3 October 2018. The successful applicant will have relevant air transport experience, leadership and investigative skills, and professional or technical qualifications. You will effectively lead those who provide high quality and timely air transport accident investigation services.
The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has completed the 2018 review of its Watchlist, which draws attention to its most pressing safety concerns. The five items have all been updated to reflect recent developments.
The Commission has opened an inquiry into a helicopter crash at Lake Wanaka in Otago on Saturday 21 July 2018, involving a Robinson R44 helicopter.
November 2016: fishing charter vessel Francie capsized crossing Kaipara Harbour bar. 8 people died, 3 survived. More would have survived had all worn lifejackets, more so if fitted with crotch straps.
Media statement: TAIC reports on the crash of a helicopter whilst fighting wildfires on the Christchurch Port Hills
TAIC has opened an inquiry into a helicopter crash that occurred at about 9am today at a remote location North East of Waiouru.
The Commission has opened an inquiry into the passenger train derailment at Britomart Station in Auckland
TAIC confirms two Air New Zealand Boeing 787 inflight occurrences part of known worldwide problem; says regulator actions make urgent recommendations unnecessary.