1 Sep 2012

Air NZ plane lands safely after emergency code sent

10:06 pm on 1 September 2012

An Air New Zealand plane has landed safely after transmitting an emergency code.

The Boeing 777 flight NZ2 was travelling from Los Angeles to Heathrow Airport in London with 330 people on board when it transmitted the code 7700,which means an emergency.

But Air New Zealand says no emergency was declared.

It says the plane landed at about 10.30am (UK time) on Saturday after a technical incident resulting in the loss of hydraulic pressure.