Landing gear issues force emergency landing of Air New Zealand

Published on : Thursday, September 14, 2017

Air New ZealandAn aircraft of Air New Zealand was compelled to make an emergency landing following a complication in its landing gear. Actually, the landing gear was not able to retract while the plane was mid-flight.


Thereafter, emergency services were summoned to Palmerston North Airport about 10.30 a.m. on Thursday.


A spokeswoman of Air New Zealand said that flight NZ5106 that had set out for Auckland from Palmerston North about 9.55 a.m. had been returning on account of an issue involving one of its hydraulics systems.


A spokeswoman of Airways Corporation stated that the ATR aircraft had notified the Airways Corporation of a faulty landing gear that had failed to retract after the plane had taken off.


She then went on to add that the pilot of this plane was in the air for about an hour and 45 minutes and was able to make a perfectly safe landing.


The plane landed around mid-day.


The spokeswoman was unaware about how many people on board the airplane.


Emergency services are on standby for the landing as a measure of precaution.


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