Auckland to Napier flight diverted after threat


A flight from Auckland to Napier was diverted after a passenger threatened airline staff.

An Air New Zealand passenger who was running late for her flight is now helping Police with their inquiries after the airline received a non-specific verbal threat involving the flight the woman was due to travel on.

It was reported a runway at Auckland International Airport was closed for about an hour.

The Air Nelson Q300 aircraft which had departed Auckland for Napier was requested to return to Auckland as a precaution. The aircraft has been cleared by Aviation Security and is due to depart again shortly.


Have your say

We aim to have healthy debate. But we won't publish comments that abuse others. View commenting guidelines.

1200 characters left

Sort by
  • Oldest

© Copyright 2014, APN New Zealand Limited

Assembled by: (static) on red akl_n1 at 22 Aug 2014 18:42:51 Processing Time: 933ms