Aviation TAIC releases report on 2016 helicopter crash on Mt Sale, Central Otago
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
Marine TAIC releases report on 2016 Pee Jay V accident
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
Aviation TAIC investigating skydiving accident near Queenstown - AO-2018-001
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.
Aviation TAIC releases report on 2014 helicopter crash on Mt Alta
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
Aviation Investigations opened into 787 engine abnormalities
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
Annual Report 2016/17 tabled in Parliament
The 2016/17 Annual Report highlights transport safety improvements influenced by the Commission's work, frustration with recommendations not being acted upon, a significant reduction in case backlog, challenges of temporary accommodation, and it looks ahead to the increasing challenges of technology and data for its work.
Marine TAIC hosts international maritime safety conference
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.
Marine Supporting Safer Boating Week
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
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.
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