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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 76378
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Time:c. 1:15 pm.
Type:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-3U3
Owner/operator:Air New Zealand
Registration: ZK-NGD
MSN: 28732/2966
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Near Wellington -   New Zealand
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:NZWN
Destination airport:NZAA
Air New Zealand Flight NZ-450 departed for Auckland at 1 pm and reportedly ran into a flock of birds shortly after take off.
It returned to Wellington International Airport with one engine shut down and landed without incident at about 1:30 pm, with emergency vehicles standing by.
The 102 passengers were transferred to another aircraft for their flight to Auckland.


Radio NZ. (photo)

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

8 May 2011 ZK-NGD Air New Zealand 0 Hamilton Airport min


Photo of ZK-NGD courtesy

Auckland - International (NZAA / AKL)
2006; (c) Günter Schütze

Auckland International, 15 January 2008

Revision history:

17-Aug-2010 23:31 angels one five Added
18-Aug-2010 09:34 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
19-Aug-2010 07:00 flyernzl Updated [[Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]]

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