Mount Cook AT72 near Palmerston North on Nov 29th 2017, electrical odour in cabin

Last Update: November 29, 2017 / 21:35:14 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 29, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NZ-5255

Aircraft Registration
ZK-MVN

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

A Mount Cook Airlines Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A on behalf of ANZ Air New Zealand, registration ZK-MVN performing flight NZ-5255 from Tauranga to Wellington (New Zealand), was enroute at FL200 about 5nm southwest of Palmerston North (New Zealand) when the flight crew decided to divert to Palmerston North reporting an electrical odour in the cabin. The aircraft landed safely on Palmerston North's runway 25 about 15 minutes later.

The airline reported the aircraft diverted to Palmerston North due an electrical odour in the cabin. It turned out a passenger had forgotten to turn off his electronic cigarette as required by regulations. The passengers were offered transport to Wellington by bus.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 29, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NZ-5255

Aircraft Registration
ZK-MVN

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

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