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Mount Cook Airlines Plane Returns to New Zealand due to Technical Issue

Friday, May 12, 2017
By George Hatcher
Mount Cook Airlines Plane Returns to New Zealand due to Technical Issue

Mount Cook Airlines flight NZ-5184 had to return and make an emergency landing at Christchurch International Airport, Christchurch, New Zealand, on May 11th. The Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A, flying on behalf of ANZ Air New Zealand towards Palmerston North, New Zealand, had to return due to a technical issue. The plane landed safely.... »

Air New Zealand Plane Returns to New Zealand due to Problem with Air Conditioning

Monday, May 8, 2017
By George Hatcher
Air New Zealand Plane Returns to New Zealand due to Problem with Air Conditioning

ANZ Air New Zealand flight NZ-992 had to return and make an emergency landing at Auckland Airport, Auckland, New Zealand, on May 7th. The Airbus A320-200 was mid-air when it had to enter a hold due to problem with its air conditioning. The plane landed safely. No injuries were reported. Download article as PDF »

Mount Cook Airlines Flight Diverts to Palmerston North, New Zealand

Monday, April 10, 2017
By George Hatcher
Mount Cook Airlines Flight Diverts to Palmerston North, New Zealand

Mount Cook Airlines flight NZ-5075 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Palmerston North, New Zealand, on April 9th. The plane heading from Auckland to Nelson, New Zealand, was diverted due to an issue with the landing gear. The plane landed safely. All 64 passengers and 5 crew members remained safe. Download... »

Air Nelson Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Pilot Falls Sick

Sunday, April 2, 2017
By George Hatcher
Air Nelson Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Pilot Falls Sick

Air Nelson flight NZ-8807 had to return for an emergency landing in Tauranga, New Zealand, on April 1st. The plane took off for Christchurch, New Zealand, but had to return shortly afterwards after one of the pilots fell ill. The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

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... »

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