Mount Cook AT72 near Wellington on May 21st 2016, super-white overhead lockers

Last Update: May 21, 2016 / 17:15:11 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 21, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NZ-5313

Aircraft Registration
ZK-MVE

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

A Mount Cook Airlines Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A on behalf of Air New Zealand, registration ZK-MVE performing flight NZ-5313/NM-313 from Wellington to Christchurch (New Zealand) with 65 people on board, was climbing through 9000 feet out of Wellington when the crew stopped the climb and decided to return to Wellington due to a chlorine odour in the cabin causing a number of passengers to feel unwell. The aircraft landed safely back in Wellington about 20 minutes after departure. The passengers feeling unwell were treated at the airport.

It was subsequently discovered that a passenger had carried a bottle of bleach in his carry on stowed in the overhead lockers. The bottle leaked into the overhead locker causing the fumes.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Wellington about 17 hours after landing back.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 21, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NZ-5313

Aircraft Registration
ZK-MVE

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

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