News 2019

Map showing location of Skippers Canyon
23 February 2019
The Commission has opened an investigation into the jet boat accident in Skippers Canyon that occurred 23 February.
The helicopter at the site. TAIC photo
17 February 2019
TAIC has opened an inquiry into a non-fatal accident involving a AS350 (Squirrel) helicopter engaged in firefighting operations near Nelson on 17 February
The accident scene. Photo: Whakatane Beacon
14 February 2019
TAIC's Final Report into a fatal accident involving an empty log train and a refuse collection truck at a level crossing near Kawerau in October 2017 finds the truck very likely did not stop at the stop signs. The truck driver died and the truck was significantly damaged. TAIC recommends law change and immediate work to prune vegetation any vegetation adversely affecting sight lines at level crossings.
The Emerald Princess
17 January 2019
TAIC has published its report on the February 2017 accident in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, on board the passenger cruise ship Emerald Princess, in which a nitrogen cylinder burst, causing one fatality. The cylinder burst below its normal operating pressure, because it had been weakened by corrosion. Nitrogen cylinder stored energy systems are common on lifeboat launching installations for cruise ships, and there is a lack of global minimum standards for them.