ANZ A320 at Dunedin on May 5th 2018, bird strike

Last Update: May 5, 2018 / 18:54:33 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 5, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NZ-680

Aircraft Registration
ZK-OAB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An ANZ Air New Zealand Airbus A320-200, registration ZK-OAB performing flight NZ-680 from Dunedin to Wellington (New Zealand) with 88 passengers on board, was in the initial climb out of Dunedin's runway 03 when a bird impacted the aircraft. The crew continued the climb and was enroute at FL280 when the crew decided to divert to Christchurch, where the aircraft landed safely on runway 02 about 35 minutes after departure.

The airline confirmed the aircraft encountered birds once airborne and diverted to Christchurch. Another aircraft continued to Wellington.

A replacement A320-200 registration ZK-OXG reached Wellington with a delay of about 3 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 5, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NZ-680

Aircraft Registration
ZK-OAB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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