ANZ B733 near Hamilton on May 8th 2011, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: September 5, 2013 / 14:33:58 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 8, 2011

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NZ-417

Aircraft Registration
ZK-NGD

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-300

ICAO Type Designator
B733

An Air New Zealand Boeing 737-300, registration ZK-NGD performing flight NZ-417 from Auckland to Wellington (New Zealand) with 101 people on board, was enroute near Hamilton (New Zealand) when the crew needed to shut the right hand engine (CFM56) down. The aircraft turned around and diverted to Hamilton for a safe landing on Hamilton's runway 36.

Passengers reported they heard a loud bang from the right hand engine, the aircraft yawed and rolled to the right before returning to straight wing level flight.

The airline reported the engine may have shut down as result of low oil pressure.

The passengers were bussed back to Auckland (132 road kilometers/2 hours drive) to embark another flight to Wellington.

In a final report into another engine shutdown, see Incident: ANZ B744 at Auckland on Sep 18th 2011, engine shut down in flight New Zealands TAIC's reported that the CFM56's failure was traced the the number 3 bearing, which showed evidence of "skidding". The engine had emitted an audible bang, the aircraft yawed prompting the crew to shut the engine down and divert to Hamilton.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 8, 2011

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NZ-417

Aircraft Registration
ZK-NGD

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-300

ICAO Type Designator
B733

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