News

The Pee Jay V
25 January 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
10 January 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
6 December 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]
6 December 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
28 November 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
9 November 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
13 October 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
10 October 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.
TAIC website
9 October 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.
8 October 2017
This site can be searched, sorted and filtered a number of ways depending on what you are looking for in our general content or in our special purpose investigation and recommendations databases.