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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 >>

TAIC opens inquiry into Antarctica flight safety incident

Friday, 11 October 2013, 5:18 pm | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has today (11 October 2013) opened an inquiry into a safety incident which involved a Royal New Zealand Air Force Boeing 757 landing in Antarctica on Monday (7 October 2013) in weather below minimum standards ... More >>

Transport Accident Investigation Commission Inquiry Complete

Tuesday, 30 April 2013, 9:33 am | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has completed its Marine Inquiry 12-201 Fishing Vessel Easy Rider capsize and foundering in Foveaux Strait on 15 March 2012 in which eight people died and one person survived. More >>

TAIC Easy Rider inquiry in final stages

Tuesday, 9 October 2012, 4:52 pm | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has confirmed that its inquiry into the capsize and sinking of the Easy Rider in Foveaux Strait on 15 March 2012 is in its final stages. A legally-protected draft inquiry report has been provided to people ... More >>

TAIC update #2, Amaltal Columbia fire at sea

Saturday, 15 September 2012, 12:12 pm | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

Two investigators from the Transport Accident Investigation Commission have completed (yesterday afternoon, Fri 14 Sep) their examination and evidence gathering from the Amaltal Columbia fire scene and released the vessel back to its owners. The team ... More >>

TAIC update #1, Amaltal Columbia fire at sea

Wednesday, 12 September 2012, 5:13 pm | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

A Transport Accident Investigation Commission investigator will meet the Amaltal Columbia when it docks under tow in Lyttelton (expected about midnight this evening Wed 12 Sep) and begin a physical examination of the ship tomorrow once it has been ... More >>

TAIC launches inquiry into Amaltal Columbia fire

Wednesday, 12 September 2012, 1:58 pm | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has opened an inquiry into the fire aboard the New Zealand-registered Amaltal Columbia fishing vessel. More >>

Death of Commissioner Bryan Wyness

Monday, 23 July 2012, 3:33 pm | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission is deeply saddened by the death of one of its three commissioners, Captain Bryan Wyness, in a motorcycle accident last Friday. More >>

TAIC Easy Rider Inquiry: Urgent Safety Recommendation

Tuesday, 8 May 2012, 2:40 pm | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has issued an urgent safety recommendation emerging from its continuing inquiry into the capsize and sinking of the fishing boat Easy Rider off Stewart Island on 15 March. More >>

TAIC urgent safety recommendation after Easy Rider Inquiry

Tuesday, 8 May 2012, 9:32 am | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has issued an urgent safety recommendation emerging from its continuing inquiry into the capsize and sinking of the fishing boat Easy Rider off Stewart Island on 15 March. Eight people died and one person ... More >>

TAIC opens inquiry into train control failure

Friday, 27 April 2012, 12:24 pm | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has opened an inquiry into yesterday’s failure at the National Train Control Centre in Wellington which led to a temporary shut-down of the Auckland suburban rail network. Failures affecting safety critical ... More >>

 

 

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