Provided by NZX
  • AIR1.86

    $0.010.54%

  • Open 1.85 High 1.88 Low 1.85 Bid Price 1.85

    Offer Price 1.865 Value 5343133.17 Volume 2865981

Current as of 21/10/14 07:40PM NZST

Air NZ flight turns back after crack spotted in cockpit window

File photo / Martin Sykes
File photo / Martin Sykes

Passengers on an Air New Zealand flight to Auckland this morning had to return to their destination when a cracked windscreen in the cockpit window was discovered while in the air.

The pilot of NZ410 decided to return to Wellington shortly after take-off as a precautionary measure after a "minor crack'' was discovered in the window, said an Air NZ spokeswoman.

"The crack was in one layer of the window which is made up of many layers and designed to withstand fissures,'' she said.

Passengers were accommodated on other flights and have since arrived in Auckland.

The aircraft is being inspected.

- APNZ

© Copyright 2014, APN New Zealand Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production apcf03 at 21 Oct 2014 21:16:16 Processing Time: 231ms