Nelson DH8C at New Plymouth on Apr 18th 2018, haze in cabin

Last Update: April 19, 2018 / 20:00:45 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 18, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Nelson

Flight number
NZ-8058

Aircraft Registration
ZK-NEA

ICAO Type Designator
DH8C

An Air Nelson de Havilland Dash 8-300 on behalf of ANZ Air New Zealand, registration ZK-NEA performing flight NZ-8058 from New Plyouth to Auckland (New Zealand), was climbing out of New Plymouth when haze formed in the cabin prompting the crew to return to New Plymouth for a safe landing.

The airline confirmed there was haze in the cabin prompting the return. No accomodation was available in New Plymouth, the passengers were offered to be bussed to Palmerston North for accomodation overnight and to be taken to Auckland the following day. A bus transport to Auckland was not possible due to company policies prohibiting bus transfer if the bus would arrive after midnight.

Passengers organised their bus to Auckland themselves and arrived in Auckland at 4:30am with a delay of 7:15 hours.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service about 17 hours after landing back.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 18, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Nelson

Flight number
NZ-8058

Aircraft Registration
ZK-NEA

ICAO Type Designator
DH8C

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