Home » Headline News » Currently Reading:

Air NZ B777 turns back and gives pax $15

August 23, 2016 Headline News No Comments Print Print Email Email

egtmedia59Air New Zealand flight NZ296 to Samoa, a B777-200, turned back to Auckland after the pilot detected a problem shortly after take-off on Saturday evening.

According to New Zealand media reports, passengers claimed they were compensated with a NZD 15 voucher.

Air New Zealand stated the passengers were given “refreshment vouchers to allow them to buy something to eat while they awaited the departure of their flight to Apia, which has now departed after engineers rectified the http://industryclub.com.au/engineering issue”, Fairfax Media in New Zealand reported.

Some observers reported smoke from the plane after landing, but that was apparently “a small amount of hydraulic fluid caused by the engineering issue” which dripped onto the hot brakes after the aircraft landed, producing smoke but no threat of fire.

The flight was reportedly about 45 minutes into the journey to Apia when the captain announced a technical problem and decided to turn back.

The plane dumped fuel before landing, passengers said.

Written by Peter Needham

Comment on this Article:







Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

Platinium Partnership

ADVERTISEMENTS

Elite Partnership Sponsors

ADVERTISEMENTS


Premier Partnership Sponsors

ADVERTISEMENTS


Official Media Event Partner

ADVERTISEMENTS

Global Travel media endorses the following travel publication

ADVERTISEMENTS