Bird strike Incident Boeing 737-3U3 ZK-NGD, 18 Aug 2010
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Time:c. 1:15 pm.
Type:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-3U3
Owner/operator:Air New Zealand
Registration: ZK-NGD
MSN: 28732/2966
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 102
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Wellington Airport, Wellington 1 -   New Zealand
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:NZWN
Destination airport:NZAA
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Air New Zealand Flight NZ450 departed for Auckland at 1 pm and reportedly ran into a flock of birds shortly after take off.
It returned to Wellington International Airport with one engine shut down and landed without incident at about 1:30 pm, with emergency vehicles standing by.
The 102 passengers were transferred to another aircraft for their flight to Auckland.


Radio NZ. (photo)

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

8 May 2011 ZK-NGD Air New Zealand 0 Hamilton Airport, Waikato min


Auckland International, 15 January 2008

Revision history:

17-Aug-2010 23:31 angels one five Added
18-Aug-2010 09:34 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
19-Aug-2010 07:00 flyernzl Updated [[Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]]
13-Feb-2022 01:51 Ron Averes Updated [Location, Narrative]

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