ANZ B733 near Hamilton on May 8th 2011, engine shut down in flight
Last Update: September 5, 2013 / 14:33:58 GMT/Zulu time
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.
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