Aviation Update: AO-2015-007 AS350BA Eurocopter, ZK-HKU, collision with terrain, Fox Glacier, 21 Nov '15
The inquiry into this accident in which all seven people on-board died is now nearing the end of its analysis phase and work on drafting the report will begin shortly.
Aviation AO-2016-006 TAIC investigating helicopter landing accident approx 5km north of Arrowtown, Otago
The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has opened an inquiry into this afternoon's (12 September 2016) landing accident where an AS350 ‘Squirrel” helicopter reportedly rolled over while making a snow landing during a scenic flight.
The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has issued two urgent recommendations concerning the risk assessment process for cruise ships using Tory Channel and the way Maritime New Zealand pilotage requirements are being interpreted.
Aviation Update: AO-2015-007, AS350BA Eurocopter, ZK-HKU, collision with terrain, Fox Glacier, 21 Nov 15
The following is an update on progress with the New Zealand Transport Accident Investigation Commission’s inquiry into the fatal helicopter crash on the Fox Glacier in November last year.
Aviation Update: AO-2015-007 More helicopter wreckage from November 2015 accident recovered from Fox Glacier
Several items of wreckage from a Eurocopter (Squirrel) helicopter that crashed on Fox Glacier in November last year were recovered yesterday by the Transport Accident Investigation Commission using professional mountaineers and a locally based helicopter.
A Morning Report item today previewing a RNZ Insight programme used 10 year old data when claiming that NZ's aviation accident investigation system was currently ranked 74th in the world.
An RNZ Insight programme broadcast today mentioned two previous Transport Accident Investigation Commission inquiries. Information about these inquiries is provided which addresses matters raised in the programme.
The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has welcomed the Government’s announcement today of its intention to introduce random drug and alcohol testing in the commercial aviation and maritime sectors.
The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has opened an inquiry into the possibility that the Maltese-registered passenger ship Azamara Quest came into contact with Wheki Rock near the entrance to Tory Channel on 27 January, 2016. The ship was inbound towards Picton at the time with a harbour pilot on board. Two investigators are travelling to Napier to meet the ship and begin the site investigation.
The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has issued a preservation and protection order under section 12 (1) (C) and (d) of the Accident Transport and Investigation Commission Act 1990 to prohibit people tampering with the wreck and debris of the charter boat PeeJay V, which sank after catching fire off Whakatane on Monday (18 Jan 16).