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Air Nelson Plane makes Safe landing in Canada after Unsafe Gear Indication

Air Nelson flight NZ-8242 made a safe landing at John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, on May 12th.

The de Havilland Dash 8-300 flying from Palmerston North was about to reach when it had to enter a hold due to unsafe gear indication.

The plane landed safely.

All 30 people aboard remained safe.

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.

Air Nelson Returns to New Zealand after Engine Failure

Air NelsonAir 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 unharmed.

The flight was cancelled and passengers were rebooked onto other flights.

Air Nelson Plane Makes Emergency landing due to Smoke in Cabin

Air NelsonAir 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.

Air Nelson Flight Averts Emergency Landing at Christchurch

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.

Sept 30, 2010: Another Bombardier Landing Gear Incident

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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