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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55977
Last updated: 12 October 2021
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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 Ltd
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 69
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Wellington -   New Zealand
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:WLG
Destination airport:CHC
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]

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