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Air Nelson Returns to New Zealand after Engine Failure

Sunday, July 10, 2016
By George Hatcher
Air Nelson Returns to New Zealand after Engine Failure

Air Nelson flight NA-8117 had to return and make a safe emergency landing at Auckland Airport, Auckland, New Zealand, on July 9th. The De Havilland Dash 8-300 had taken off for Palmerston North, New Zealand, when its left hand engine failed, prompting the crew to return. The plane landed uneventfully. All people onboard remained... »

Air Nelson Plane Makes Emergency landing due to Smoke in Cabin

Friday, July 1, 2016
By George Hatcher
Air Nelson Plane Makes Emergency landing due to Smoke in Cabin

Air Nelson flight NZ-8707 had to return and make an emergency landing in Palmerston, New Zealand, on June 29th. The plane took off for Christchurch, New Zealand, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew reported smoke in the cabin. The plane landed uneventfully. Everyone aboard remained safe. Download article as PDF »

Air Nelson Flight Averts Emergency Landing at Christchurch

Monday, June 9, 2014
By George Hatcher
Air Nelson Flight Averts Emergency Landing at Christchurch

A 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... »

Sept 30, 2010: Another Bombardier Landing Gear Incident

Thursday, September 30, 2010
By George Hatcher

What: Air Nelson Ltd Bombardier Dash 8-300 en route from Wellington to Nelson Where: Blenheim Airport NZ When: Sept 30, 2010, 5.05pm Who: 46 passengers, 3 crew Why: The flight diverted to Blenheim because of weather conditions in Nelson. However, on landing, the nose wheel collapsed. George’s Point of View Another Bombardier collapsed wheel?... »

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