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The MAIIF conference delegates gathered for an official photo

Marine TAIC hosts international maritime safety conference

9 Nov 2017

In November 2017, TAIC hosted the Marine Accident Investigation International Forum annual conference -- all about improving accident investigation to make it safer for everyone at sea.

Correctly sized and fitted lifejackets save lives

Marine Supporting Safer Boating Week

13 Oct 2017

Commissioner Stephen Davies Howard (right) and Chief Investigator of Accidents Captain Tim Burfoot joined other supporters of Safer Boating Week 2017 in jumping into Wellington harbour today to demonstrate the vital role of lifejackets and waterproof communications.

Our Kōwhaiwhai - Māori scroll designs

Our Kōwhaiwhai - Māori scroll designs

10 Oct 2017

The corporate and modal Kōwhaiwhai (Māori scroll designs) used on this website were commissioned from Sandy Rodgers (Ngati Raukawa, Tuwharetoa and MacDougal). Here, she explains the naming and design of them.

Image of TAIC website homepage

Welcome to our website

9 Oct 2017

All the content you're used to is still available, but we've reorganised and expanded it slightly, and introduced several new ways to help you find it.

Searching, sorting and filtering this website

8 Oct 2017

This site can be searched, sorted and filtered a number of ways depending on what you are looking for in our general content or in our special purpose investigation and recommendations databases.

Investigator & diver examine retrieved plane wreckage

Aviation Job vacancy - Accident Investigator (Air)

28 Jul 2017

Successful applicants for this position will have relevant operational air transport experience and professional or technical qualifications such as a former air pilot, air traffic control etc. Previous experience of investigations, accidents or incident reporting, analysis of evidence or a relevant investigative qualification is highly preferable. Applications close Monday 14 August.

Briefing to Incoming Minister

Briefing to Incoming Minister - May 2017

8 Jun 2017

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission's May 2017 briefing to the Hon Tim Macindoe, incoming Associate Minister of Transport, has been released

TAIC Statement of Performance Expectations 2017-18

TAIC Statement of Performance Expectations 2017- 2018

1 Jun 2017

The Commission has published its annual Statement of Performance Expectations for the 2017 - 2018 financial year commencing on 1 July. The statement sets out intended service and financial performance which the annual report will later assess performance against.

Aviation Interim Report AO-2017-001 published: Squirrel AS320BA, impact with terrain, Port Hills, Christchurch

11 May 2017

Collision with terrain, Eurocopter AS350-BA, ZK-HKW, Port Hills, Christchurch, 14 February 2017

Marine Interim Report MO-2017-203 published: Passenger vessel Emerald Princess, explosion resulting in crew fatality, Port Chalmers, Dunedin

11 May 2017

At about 0730 on 9 February 2016, the passenger cruise ship Emerald Princess berthed in Port Chalmers, New Zealand. Each lifeboat launching apparatus was fitted with a compressed nitrogen stored energy system that provided an alternative means of launching the lifeboat in the event of a power failure. Following maintenance, the crew were re-pressurising the compressed nitrogen cylinders on one of the launching appliances, when one of the bottles burst and fatally injured a crew member who was standing nearby.