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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.
Investigator & diver examine retrieved plane wreckage
28 July 2017
Successful applicants for this position will have relevant operational air transport experience and professional or technical qualifications such as a former air pilot, air traffic control etc. Previous experience of investigations, accidents or incident reporting, analysis of evidence or a relevant investigative qualification is highly preferable. Applications close Monday 14 August.
Briefing to Incoming Minister
8 June 2017
The Transport Accident Investigation Commission's May 2017 briefing to the Hon Tim Macindoe, incoming Associate Minister of Transport, has been released
TAIC Statement of Performance Expectations 2017-18
1 June 2017
The Commission has published its annual Statement of Performance Expectations for the 2017 - 2018 financial year commencing on 1 July. The statement sets out intended service and financial performance which the annual report will later assess performance against.
11 May 2017
Collision with terrain, Eurocopter AS350-BA, ZK-HKW, Port Hills, Christchurch, 14 February 2017
11 May 2017
At about 0730 on 9 February 2016, the passenger cruise ship Emerald Princess berthed in Port Chalmers, New Zealand. Each lifeboat launching apparatus was fitted with a compressed nitrogen stored energy system that provided an alternative means of launching the lifeboat in the event of a power failure. Following maintenance, the crew were re-pressurising the compressed nitrogen cylinders on one of the launching appliances, when one of the bottles burst and fatally injured a crew member who was standing nearby.