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Chart depicting planned and actual course of the Azamara Quest
11 October 2018
More needs to be done to address errors in ship navigation in pilotage waters. Errors in navigation in pilotage waters carry the risk of serious consequences for people, the environment, and the economy. The Commission launched a new Watchlist item today to focus the attention of regulators, operators and training providers on solving the problem.
Unmodified Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine
24 September 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.
Rail investigators on site
6 September 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
21 July 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
28 June 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.
Image shows damage to monsoon bucket
26 June 2018
Media statement: TAIC reports on the crash of a helicopter whilst fighting wildfires on the Christchurch Port Hills
The crash scene
15 June 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)
9 May 2018
The Commission has opened an inquiry into the passenger train derailment at Britomart Station in Auckland
Dong Won on fire, Port Timaru, 9-10 April 2018. Credit: Stuff
10 April 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).
10 April 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