3 Nov 2015

MP stands by lack of Fox Glacier apology

8:24 pm on 3 November 2015

The minister in charge of the Transport Accident Investigation Commission is backing its decision not to apologise over its investigation into the Fox Glacier skydiving plane tragedy.

Tom McCready (left) and Andrew McGregor - independent air accident investigators at dig site Fox Glacier in March 2014

The site of the crash at Fox Glacier in March 2014 being cleared. Photo: Peter Newport

The commission is refusing to apologise to the families of the nine people who died in the 2010 crash, despite admitting problems with its investigation.

It allowed some of the plane wreckage to be buried shortly afterwards, limiting its ability to investigate, and last week said its original finding was probably wrong.

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss met with the commission today.

He agreed there was no need to apologise as they had followed all the correct processes and procedures.

He had absolute confidence in the commission, he said.