Robinson Helicopter Safety Highlighted In Coroner’s Report

The safety record of Robinson helicopters in New Zealand is again in the spotlight following the release of a coroner’s report into a fatal crash of a R-44 helicopter near Queenstown on 19 February 2015. TAIC published their investigation report AO-2015-002 in August the following year. Following the receipt of new information the investigation was… Continue reading Robinson Helicopter Safety Highlighted In Coroner’s Report

Rolleston Level Crossing Upgrade Proposed [2]

Rolleston is to get some road and rail safety improvements as part of the NZ Upgrade Project. The key feature of this NZTA Waka Kotahi project is a flyover between the Rolleston residential and commercial sectors, which will provide a safe grade-separated crossing over State Highway 1 and the Main South Line railway. It is… Continue reading Rolleston Level Crossing Upgrade Proposed [2]

Variety Of Responses To Koromiko Crash Deaths

News reports from Sunday 19th June are that a van carrying nine people crossed the centre line on a curve in SH1 near Koromiko and collided with a refrigerated truck heading south. Seven in the van were killed, whilst the driver of the truck received minor injuries. The location is believed to be at 41°20’2.70″S… Continue reading Variety Of Responses To Koromiko Crash Deaths