22 Jun 2009

Air NZ plane inspected after crack discovered

6:04 pm on 22 June 2009

Engineers are inspecting an Air New Zealand plane after a crack was discovered in one of the cockpit windscreens during a domestic flight.

Pilots on a flight from Auckland to Wellington on Monday noticed a crack in the outer pane of glass of the captain's cockpit window and decided to return to Auckland as a precaution.

A spokesperson for Air New Zealand says the plane landed without incident and passengers were put on alternative aircraft.

The plane is expected to return to service on Monday.