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Air New Zealand Plane in Emergency Runway Stop

Posted by feww on February 2, 2010

Air New Zealand Plane Rejects Takeoff at High Speed

The 309 frightened passengers and crew lucky to escape with only emotional injuries

An Air New Zealand flight NZ-90 flying from Japan’s Narita Airport to Auckland, New Zealand, with 296 passengers and 13 crew onboard, rejected takeoff on Sunday.


Two hundred and fifty-seven people were violently killed when Air New Zealand flight TE901, a DC-10 aircraft, crashed into Mt Erebus in Antarctica during a sightseeing flight on November 28, 1979.
The plane took off from Auckland airport at 08:20 on 28 November, on an 11-hour turnaround sightseeing flight. But it crashed into the side of Mt. Erebus at 12:49, killing all aboardThe real cause of the crash is still a mystery/well-guarded secret.

The Air New Zealand Boeing 777-200 rejected takeoff from runway 34L at high speed. The incident occurred Sunday night local time Japan.

Emergency services avoided a possible tragedy by taking prompt action spraying the wheels and overheated brakes to stop the smoking tires from catching fire.

“The airport reported, that all 12 main gear tyres deflated due to the brakes overheat. The runway had to be closed for about 30 minutes.” Aviation Herald said.

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Air New Zealand: Another ‘Close Call’

Posted by feww on January 25, 2010

Air New Zealand in another ‘Close Call,’ Airbus in Emergency Landing and Landing-Gear Fire that Injured 42

Our thanks to blogger TEAA for the information on the two ‘Close Calls’ in New Zealand airspace.

An Air New Zealand Double Tragedy Waiting to Happen

Air New Zealand had a “close call” as two passenger aircraft over Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu came close enough to spark an automatic warning to the two pilots, the Otago Daily Times reported.

“CAA spokeswoman Emma Peel said yesterday an Air New Zealand Boeing 737 was approaching Queenstown Airport’s runway last Saturday when it was warned by its “terrain collision avoidance system” another aircraft was in the area.” The report said.

Emergency Landing at Auckland International Airport

Another Emergency Landing at Auckland International Airport

An  Airbus A340-200, 60 minutes into its flight from Auckland to Buenos Aires, reported the shutdown of its No. 1 engine, and returned to Auckland, scaring the living daylight out of its passengers. Fortunately for the 229 tourists onboard,  the plane landed without incident at about 10.25pm,  a report said.

Plane catches fire in Iran, injures 42 of 157 passengers

Some 42 passengers were injured when an aircraft caught fire as it landed in northeastern Iran on Sunday, Reuters reported state radio as saying.

“About 42 passengers, out of 157 aboard, were injured when the plane was landing at Mashhad city’s airport,” said head of Iran’s emergency medical services.

“In the worst plane crash in Iran in the past six years, a Tupolev aircraft crashed in 2009 in Iran on its way to Armenia, after catching fire mid-air and crashing into farmland killing all 168 people on board.” Report said.

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