Bird strike Incident ATR 72-500 (72-212A) , 26 Dec 2008
ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55977
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Time:c. 18:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
ATR 72-500 (72-212A)
Owner/operator:Mount Cook Airline
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 69
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Wellington Airport, Wellington 1 -   New Zealand
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:WLG
Destination airport:CHC
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Flight NM5015/NZ5015 had to return to Wellington Airport, New Zealand after a cockpit indication forced the crew to shut down engine nr.2. Passengers reported that the right engine was hit by "something" followed by a loud bang, then smoke appeared in the cabin of the airplane. Air New Zealand said that the investigation is still under way, however a bird strike can already be ruled out.
The aircraft had just taken off from Wellington International Airport and was climbing through 500 feet when the incident occurred.



Revision history:

29-Dec-2008 09:30 Certosino Added
30-Dec-2008 00:02 angels one five Updated
11-Feb-2010 01:21 flyernzl Updated [Narrative]
06-Feb-2015 21:49 harro Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
31-Jul-2020 05:02 Ron Averes Updated [Operator]
13-Feb-2022 01:51 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2023 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314