13 January 2011

Hokitika's Big Day

We heard the sad news tonight that the Police are ending the operation to recover the bodies of the 29 Pike River. The tragedy certainly touched so many New Zealanders, with the large numbers of people travelling to the Coast a testimony to the solidarity of so many around the country. The 2nd of December 2010 saw Hokitika have a massive day of flights as Peter Campbell recorded...

Air New Zealand added the following extra flights to Hokitika to supplement their scheduled ones;

Mount Cook Airlines, ATR72, ZK-MCY, arriving from Christchurch, as NZ5616, then returning to Christchurch, soon after.

Air Nelson, Bombardier Q300, ZK-NEU, arriving from Wellington as NZ8161, then spending five hours on the ground before returning to Wellington.

Air Nelson, Bombardier Q300, ZK-NEQ, arriving from Auckland as NZ8195, then, spending five hours on the ground before returning to Auckland.

Air Nelson, Bombardier Q300ZK-NES, arriving from Christchurch as NZ8172, then departing straight back as NZ8983. It made a second flight later in the day, arriving as NZ8984 and departing back to Christchurch as NZ8173.

Mount Cook Airlines, ATR72, ZK-MCO arrived from Christchurch later in the afternoon as NZ5618 and returned soon after as NZ5619.

 Jim Jamieson captured the 3 Bombardier Q300s at Hokitika... meanwhile below the arrivals and departures for Hokitika for the 2nd of December 2010 proved an impressive site

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