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Aviation Vacancy: Manager, Air Investigations

24 Sep 2018

Applications closed on 3 October 2018. The successful applicant will have relevant air transport experience, leadership and investigative skills, and professional or technical qualifications. You will effectively lead those who provide high quality and timely air transport accident investigation services.

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Watchlist update 2018

6 Sep 2018

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has completed the 2018 review of its Watchlist, which draws attention to its most pressing safety concerns. The five items have all been updated to reflect recent developments.

The accident helicopter in April 2013. Copyright Patrick Weis

Aviation Media Statement: TAIC opens inquiry into helicopter crash at Lake Wanaka

21 Jul 2018

The Commission has opened an inquiry into a helicopter crash at Lake Wanaka in Otago on Saturday 21 July 2018, involving a Robinson R44 helicopter.

The Francie on Kaipara Harbour. Photo supplied

TAIC report: Capsize and foundering of charter fishing vessel Francie with the loss of eight lives

28 Jun 2018

November 2016: fishing charter vessel Francie capsized crossing Kaipara Harbour bar. 8 people died, 3 survived. More would have survived had all worn lifejackets, more so if fitted with crotch straps.

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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

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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