Nose gear issue prompts emergency landing of Air New Zealand flight

Published on : Monday, April 10, 2017

Air New ZealandA flight of Air New Zealand was forced to make an emergency landing at Palmerston North Airport on Sunday evening immediately after an issue was reported with the nose gear of the airplane.


The passengers of this flight from this Nelson-bound plane were all flown back to the South Island city.


There were 64 passengers on board the flight NZ5075 that was scheduled to fly from Auckland to Nelson. Stella Brimble, one of the passengers said that on Sunday evening, the plane had reached Nelson. However, it had circled above the airport after the staff members realized that there was a suspected issue with one of the landing wheels of the plane.


The flight was then diverted to Palmerston North Airport and landed without any untoward incident at 4.45 p.m., according to Air New Zealand.


The pilots followed standard operating procedures and also requested emergency services to be on standby for the landing. A spokeswoman of Air New Zealand said that two additional flights were arranged to help the passengers make a transit to Nelson from Palmerston North on Monday.


The aircraft was removed from the runaway at Palmerston North airport on Sunday night.


And, the airport resumed normal operations on Monday morning, she also added. This aircraft had not returned to service on Monday. On Sunday, nine of the flight in and out of Palmerston were cancelled.


Flight NZ5177 from Palmerston North to Christchurch, flight NZ5101 from Auckland to Palmerston North were all called off.



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