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Air New Zealand Flight Returns to Auckland After Lightning Strike

Saturday, March 11, 2017
By George Hatcher
Air New Zealand Flight Returns to Auckland After Lightning Strike

Air New Zealand flight NZ-8678 made an emergency landing in Auckland, New Zealand, on March 9th. The plane took off for Kerikeri, New Zealand, but had to turn back after it was struck by lightning. The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Air New Zealand Plane Returns to Ho Chi Minh City after Turbulence Injured 4

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
By George Hatcher
Air New Zealand Plane Returns to Ho Chi Minh City after Turbulence Injured 4

Air New Zealand flight NZ-268 had to return and make an emergency landing in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on October 9th. The Boeing 767-300 plane took off for Auckland, New Zealand, but had to turn back after it experienced severe turbulence that injured 4 people. The plane landed uneventfully. The injured, including 3... »

Air New Zealand Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Auckland

Sunday, September 11, 2016
By George Hatcher
Air New Zealand Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Auckland

Air New Zealand flight NZ-9 had to make an emergency landing in Auckland, New Zealand, on September 10th. The Boeing 787-900 plane was flying from Honolulu, Hawaii, when the crew received a flat tire indication and declared an emergency. The plane landed safely. All 286 passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as... »

Air New Zealand Plane Returns to Auckland due to Hydraulic Leak

Monday, August 22, 2016
By George Hatcher
Air New Zealand Plane Returns to Auckland due to Hydraulic Leak

Air New Zealand flight NZ-296 had to return and make an emergency landing in Auckland, New Zealand, on August 20th. The Boeing 777-200 plane took off for Apia, Samoa, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew suspected a hydraulic leak. The plane landed uneventfully. All 293 people aboard remained safe. Download article... »

Air New Zealand Plane makes Safe Landing in Auckland after Bird Strike

Saturday, August 13, 2016
By George Hatcher
Air New Zealand Plane makes Safe Landing in Auckland after Bird Strike

Air New Zealand flight NZ-514 made a safe emergency landing at Auckland Airport, New Zealand, on August 12. The Airbus A320-200 flying from Christchurch International Airport, New Zealand, was about to land when a bird impacted it. The plane landed safely. No one was injured. Download article as PDF »

Air New Zealand Plane Returns to Auckland after Burning Odour

Sunday, July 17, 2016
By George Hatcher
Air New Zealand Plane Returns to Auckland after Burning Odour

Air New Zealand flight NZ-103 had to return and make an emergency landing at Auckland Airport, New Zealand, on July 16th. The Boeing 787-900 en-route to Sydney, Australia had to return due to an electrical burning odour aboard. The plane landed safely. The passengers were rebooked in other flights. Download article as PDF »

Air New Zealand Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Auckland

Friday, July 15, 2016
By George Hatcher
Air New Zealand Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Auckland

Air New Zealand flight NZ-410 made an emergency landing in Auckland, New Zealand, on July 14th. The plane flying from Wellington, New Zealand declared an emergency after it was struck by lightning. The plane continued for a safe landing. All passengers and crew members remained unhurt. Download article as PDF »

Air New Zealand Plane Returns to Argentina due to Landing Gear Issue

Monday, February 8, 2016
By George Hatcher

Air New Zealand flight NZ-31 had to return and make an emergency landing at Ministro Pistarini International Airport, Buenos Aires, Argentina, on February 8. The Boeing 777-200, en-route to Auckland, New Zealand, had to return after it could not retract it’s landing gear. The plane had to dump fuel before landing. The plane landed... »

Air New Zealand Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Tauranga Airport

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
By George Hatcher
Air New Zealand Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Tauranga Airport

An Air New Zealand flight had to make an emergency landing at Tauranga Airport, New Zealand, on May 3. It is believed that emergency was declared due to a fault in a landing light. Firefighters were called as a precaution, however, the Bombardier Q300 airplane landed safely. The scheduled destination of flight and the... »

Air New Zealand Pilot Collapsed, Died after Landing Dreamliner in Perth

Sunday, November 2, 2014
By George Hatcher
Air New Zealand Pilot Collapsed, Died after Landing Dreamliner in Perth

An Air New Zealand pilot collapsed shortly after she landed the Flight NZ175 full of passengers in Perth, Australia, on October 26. It is suspected that Captain Ann Barbarich, 59, one of the first female pilots to work for Air New Zealand, suffered a brain aneurysm, just minutes after landing the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.... »

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