Air Nelson Flight Averts Emergency Landing at Christchurch

Monday, June 9, 2014
By George Hatcher

Air NelsonA plane landed safely in Christchurch, New Zealand, after emergency landing protocol was deployed at the airport.

The plane, belonging to Air Nelson, a subsidiary of Air New Zealand, was on its way from Invercargill and Christchurch when the pilot discovered a potential problem with landing gear. He then alerted the authorities at Christchurch Airport that the plane may have to make an emergency landing.

However, the plane landed safely and no emergency assistance was required.

A spokesperson of Air New Zealand confirmed the incident and said, “Air Nelson flight NZ8078, operating between Invercargill and Christchurch with 48 passengers on board, landed without incident this morning after a cockpit warning indicator suggested a possible landing gear issue on approach to Christchurch.”

The aircraft is currently being examined.

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