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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

The Pee Jay V

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

Annual Report 2016/17

Annual Report 2016/17 tabled in Parliament

28 Nov 2017

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.

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.

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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.