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Aviation TAIC Report on fatal crash of helicopter whilst fighting 2017 Port Hills wildfires

26 Jun 2018

Media statement: TAIC reports on the crash of a helicopter whilst fighting wildfires on the Christchurch Port Hills

The crash scene

Aviation TAIC opens inquiry into crash of MD600N helicopter, remote country NE of Waiouru

15 Jun 2018

TAIC has opened an inquiry into a helicopter crash that occurred at about 9am today at a remote location North East of Waiouru.

Britomart station soon after the incident (Photo: Auckland Transport)

Rail TAIC opens inquiry into passenger train derailment at Britomart, Auckland

9 May 2018

The Commission has opened an inquiry into the passenger train derailment at Britomart Station in Auckland

Aviation Interim Reports on Air NZ Boeing 787 inflight occurrences

4 May 2018

TAIC confirms two Air New Zealand Boeing 787 inflight occurrences part of known worldwide problem; says regulator actions make urgent recommendations unnecessary.

Dong Won on fire, Port Timaru, 9-10 April 2018. Credit: Stuff

Marine TAIC opens inquiry into Timaru fishing vessel fire

10 Apr 2018

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has opened an inquiry into the fire on board the fishing vessel Dong Won at Timaru port. Circumstances reported to date are that the deep-sea fishing vessel, the Dong Won 701, caught fire at about 2130 9 April 2018 at Number 1 Wharf in the port of Timaru. The Commission’s team of three investigators is due to arrive at the site this afternoon (10 April).

Aviation TAIC releases report on 2016 helicopter crash on Mt Sale, Central Otago

10 Apr 2018

A Squirrel helicopter was making a snow landing on Mt Sale in Central Otago when it struck the ground hard and finished badly damaged on its side. There were no fatalities; one passenger received minor injuries. The fast, low and close landing approach may have limited the pilot’s ability to confirm actual wind direction and usable escape routes. This was the fourth serious helicopter landing accident for this operator in three years

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Marine TAIC releases report on 2016 Pee Jay V accident

25 Jan 2018

A tourist boat caught fire and sank because the main firefighting system was ineffective and staff did not fully understand how it should work. All 60 people on board survived. TAIC has called for rule changes for alarms and extinguishers; and improvements to training and record keeping

The skydiving aircraft

Aviation TAIC investigating skydiving accident near Queenstown - AO-2018-001

10 Jan 2018

TAIC is investigating the skydiving accident at Lake Wakatipu in Otago, which occurred 10 January 2018. During a commercial tandem skydive, a possible malfunction of the parachute has resulted in the pair entering Lake Wakatipu.

TAIC investigators examine the wrecked fuselage

Aviation TAIC releases report on 2014 helicopter crash on Mt Alta

6 Dec 2017

The fatal crash of a tourist helicopter on a snowy ridgeline in the Southern alps is the subject of a report issued today. The key lessons that any helicopter pilot or operator can take from this inquiry address risks associated with flying over mountains; making assumptions about weight; the need for proper wearing of seatbelts; and vortex ring state

NZ30 flight track [Image: FlightRadar]

Aviation Investigations opened into 787 engine abnormalities

6 Dec 2017

TAIC has opened inquiries into two recent events involving engine abnormalities in Air New Zealand 787s. TAIC investigators are working closely with the airline, Civil Aviation Authority, engine-manufacturer Rolls Royce, and colleague agencies overseas. Investigators are securing and reviewing aircraft records, making examining engines, and interviewing company representatives and the flight crew