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Virgin Australia Flight Returns to New Zealand After Bird Strike

Thursday, March 23, 2017
By George Hatcher
Virgin Australia Flight Returns to New Zealand After Bird Strike

Virgin Australia Airlines flight VA-101 had to return and make an emergency landing in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 19th. The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Melbourne, Australia, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a bird strike. The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article... »

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 »

Singapore Airlines Flight Rejects Take Off From Auckland

Monday, January 30, 2017
By George Hatcher
Singapore Airlines Flight Rejects Take Off From Auckland

Singapore Airlines flight SQ-286 had to reject take off from Auckland, New Zealand, on January 29th. The Airbus A380-800 plane was preparing to take off for Singapore when the crew rejected take off due to issues with nose gear. The plane safely returned to the apron. All 300 people aboard remained safe. Download article... »

China Southern Airlines Plane Returns to Auckland due to Engine Failure

Saturday, November 5, 2016
By George Hatcher
China Southern Airlines Plane Returns to Auckland due to Engine Failure

China Southern Airlines flight CZ366 had to return and make an emergency landing at Auckland Airport, New Zealand, on November 5th. The Boeing 787 plane took off for Guangzhou, China, but had to return shortly afterwards due to an engine failure. The plane landed safely. All 212 people aboard remained unharmed. Download article as... »

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 »

Light Aircraft Overruns Runway in New Zealand

Sunday, August 7, 2016
By George Hatcher

A light aircraft overran the runway at Tauranga Airport, Tauranga, New Zealand, on August 6th. The Cessna aircraft went off the end of the runway into a creek. The aircraft received some damage to its nose. No injuries were reported. Download article as PDF »

Virgin Australia Plane Returns to Auckland

Friday, July 22, 2016
By George Hatcher
Virgin Australia Plane Returns to Auckland

Virgin Australia flight VA-91 had to return and make an emergency landing in Auckland, New Zealand, on July 21st. The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Apia, Samoa, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a cabin pressurization problem. The plane landed safely. No injuries were reported. 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 »

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