Provided by NZX
  • AIR2.855

    $0.0150.53%

  • Open 2.87 High 2.855 Low 2.855 Bid Price 2.855

    Offer Price 2.865 Value 194100.04 Volume 67986

Current as of 26/05/17 10:20AM NZST

Air NZ flight diverted due to issue with landing gear

An Air New Zealand flight from Auckland to Tauranga was diverted to Hamilton this afternoon after a problem with the aircraft's landing gear.

An Air New Zealand spokeswoman said flight NZ2710 was diverted due to an issue with the automatic system controlling the landing gear.

"The landing gear was deployed using the back-up manual system which is designed for this purpose.

"The aircraft is now being reviewed by engineers and customers on this service will be transported the rest of the way to Tauranga by road."

There were 18 passengers were onboard the Beech 1900D aircraft, the Air NZ spokeswoman said.

The engineering issue would result in the cancellation of two services this evening, she said.

- NZ Herald

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter

SIGN UP NOW

© Copyright 2017, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production bpcf03 at 26 May 2017 10:25:27 Processing Time: 476ms