Emergency landing for Air NZ flight
Sun, 02 Sep 2012 10:33a.m.
An Air New Zealand flight has been caught up in an air drama in Europe.
Air traffic controllers in London have revealed a Boeing 777 suffered a hydraulic system failure.
Fire appliances were on the runway at London's Heathrow Airport to greet Flight NZ-2, after pilots set off an emergency squawk code above Ireland, to alert air traffic control that it needed priority landing.
The Air Traffic Service confirmed that one of the plane's three hydraulic systems had failed.
But the flight from Los Angeles landed safely last night, New Zealand time.
Air New Zealand says there was no actual emergency and says what it calls a "minor technical incident" has been resolved by engineers.
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2/09/2012 1:27:33 p.m.
Oliver saint wrote:
I am wondering if this is the same plane that got bogged down whilst being towed to the runway by an Auckland airport buggy a few days ago with a full load of passengers?
2/09/2012 12:31:25 p.m.
Shit happens my friend. Get over it.Fact is that Air NZ is STILL one of the best in the world = by far.I would trust the maintenance regimen of Air NZ far more than most other airlines and believe that the technical/maintenanxe people of Air NZ would rank also amongst the world's best. GO NEW ZEALAND.And NO, I do not live in NZ - just a frequent flyer from Asia.
2/09/2012 11:54:21 a.m.
JC dosent know what he is talking about Two other systems plus back up. Emergency no . precautiony yes.
2/09/2012 11:22:03 a.m.
Why must Air New Zealand lie? An automatic alarm was triggered by a loss of hydraulics. The alarm was not false. There was a loss of hydraulics. That constitutes an emergency. Or does Air New Zealand only regard crashes as emergencies?
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