This blog started off by focussing on NZ's smaller 3rd level airlines, past and present. It has evolved to trying to present some record of NZ's domestic airline operations and some of the larger charter operators, interesting NZ international airliner movements and photos I have taken around the country. Comments, corrections or contributions are welcome, Steve - email@example.com
An Air Nelson flight from New Plymouth has landed safely in Auckland after initially reporting hydraulic problems with its nose wheel. Emergency services were put on standby after the plane contacted the Auckland International Airport to report the problem. Airport spokesman Richard Llewellyn said safety procedures were put into place and the plane landed safely. No one was injured. The Air Nelson flight was carrying 29 passengers who were alerted to the problems in the air. Air New Zealand owns Air Nelson. Company spokesman Mark Street said passengers onboard the Q300 were notified of the problems in the air. He said the plane landed with "no worries". "I heard from operations that the fire service used it as a good excuse to get out all the vehicles," Mr Street said. He said the plane would be checked out.