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Urgent recommendations: Tory Channel cruise ships, pilotage

Monday, 29 August 2016, 10:33 am | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has issued two urgent recommendations concerning the risk assessment process for cruise ships using Tory Channel and the way Maritime New Zealand pilotage requirements are being interpreted. More >>

Diving operation on sunk fishing vessel

Friday, 6 May 2016, 3:01 pm | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

A dive operation is underway to extensively film the fishing vessel Jubilee and to recover items of interest rather than bring the vessel to the surface and tow it to Lyttelton for inspection. More >>

Fatal Robinson R66 helicopter crash report published

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 10:23 am | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

The Final report on the fatal crash of the Robinson R66 helicopter in the Kaweka Range on March 9, 2013 is now available on the Commission’s website ( www.taic.org.nz ). The helicopter crashed after experiencing an occurrence known as “mast bump”. ... More >>

TAIC Whakatane charter boat fire - Update #3

Thursday, 21 January 2016, 3:36 pm | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission is working with other agencies to establish an exclusion zone around the wreck of the charter boat PeeJay V, which sank after catching fire off Whakatane on Tuesday. More >>

TAIC Whakatane charter boat fire - Update #2

Thursday, 21 January 2016, 9:56 am | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

Two Transport Accident Investigation Commission investigators continued their investigations in Whakatane today (20 Jan), which included interviews with the crew of the PeeJay V and local Coast Guard personnel involved in the rescue operation. They also viewed ... More >>

TAIC Whakatane charter boat fire - Update

Tuesday, 19 January 2016, 5:21 pm | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

Two Transport Accident Investigation Commission investigators have been in Whakatane since mid-morning today (19 Jan) beginning the evidence gathering for the Commission’s inquiry into yesterday’s charter boat fire in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, off Whakatane. ... More >>

Commission publishes Fox Glacier inquiry reviews 29/10/15

Monday, 2 November 2015, 4:33 pm | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has today published a review of its inquiry (.pdf) concerning the September 2010 parachuting aircraft accident at Fox Glacier. All nine occupants died in the accident which occurred during take-off. ... More >>

TAIC investigating air traffic control incident

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 9:59 am | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has opened an inquiry into yesterday afternoon’s air traffic control incident (on Tuesday, 23 June 2015). The purpose of the inquiry will be to identify the circumstances and causes of the incident with ... More >>

John Marshall QC, CNZM

Monday, 15 June 2015, 10:12 am | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

John Marshall QC, CNZM Prominent lawyer John Marshall, QC, CNZM died peacefully and surrounded by family at his Wellington home this morning (Sunday, 14 June 2015) after being diagnosed with a brain tumour 11 months ago. Mr Marshall was made a Companion ... More >>

TAIC comment - death of John Marshall

Monday, 15 June 2015, 9:09 am | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

Mr Marshall was appointed to the Transport Accident Investigation Commission in March 2010, becoming Chief Commissioner from May 2010 until his retirement in March 2015. He presided over significant inquiries including the Easy Rider fishing boat and ... More >>

Final Report on Grounding of MV Rena

Friday, 19 December 2014, 10:00 am | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

The Liberian-registered container ship Rena had left the New Zealand port of Napier at 1020 on 4 October 2011 and was bound for the New Zealand port of Tauranga. The master had given an estimated time of arrival at the Tauranga pilot station of 0300 ... More >>

Urgent recommendations follow Melling rail accident

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 10:03 am | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has made four urgent recommendations to KiwiRail following the accident two months ago (27 May 2014) when a Matangi passenger train collided with a stop block at Melling Station, Lower Hutt. Two of the 12 people ... More >>

Official Review of Fox Glacier Crash

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 8:26 am | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) will review the evidence and new matters raised since completing its inquiry into the 2010 Fox Glacier skydiving plane crash. The review will include a full examination of all the wreckage, including ... More >>

John Marshall: Carterton balloon report media conference

Thursday, 31 October 2013, 4:49 pm | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

The Carterton hot air balloon accident was New Zealand’s worst aviation tragedy since Erebus in 1979 and at the time it was the world’s second worst hot-air balloon accident on record. More >>

TAIC calls for significant alcohol and drug regulation

Thursday, 31 October 2013, 4:47 pm | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission is calling for significant reform of alcohol and drug regulation across the aviation, rail and marine modes in its final report of the inquiry into the January 2012 hot-air balloon collision with ... More >>

Final Report: Carterton hot-air balloon crash

Thursday, 31 October 2013, 12:41 pm | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

At 0639 on Saturday 7 January 2012, a Cameron Balloons Limited A210 hot-air balloon lifted off from near Carterton in the Wairarapa area for a commercial flight. There were one pilot and 10 passengers on board. The weather conditions were fine with ... More >>

Tyndall Glacier helicopter accident

Wednesday, 30 October 2013, 9:33 am | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

The two AS350 Squirrel helicopters damaged in yesterday’s landing accident on the Tyndall Glacier have been removed to storage in Wanaka as under-slung helicopter loads following a site inspection by two Transport Accident Investigation Commission ... More >>

TAIC investigating Mt Aspiring helicopter accident

Tuesday, 29 October 2013, 9:23 am | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has opened an inquiry into this afternoon’s accident involving a helicopter landing on the Tyndall Glacier reportedly clipping another helicopter and rolling.  More >>

KiwiRail told to improve maintenance processes

Thursday, 24 October 2013, 10:00 am | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission’s continuing inquiry into the derailment of a Wellington morning commuter train in May 2013 is pursuing the possibility that two split pins were left off during maintenance allowing a parking brake assembly ... More >>

KiwiRail told to improve train control safety

Thursday, 17 October 2013, 9:56 am | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

Train controller error which nearly resulted in a mid-tunnel collision between a freight train and a maintenance vehicle in 2011 was caused in part by the systems, supervision and culture at KiwiRail’s train control centre, a Transport Accident ... More >>

 

 

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