20 May 2018

Two Air NZ planes struck by lightning

9:02 pm on 20 May 2018

Air New Zealand says flights in Christchurch and Queenstown have been affected by bad weather this afternoon, with some cancellations.

Air New Zealand plane

NC Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

Two flights, one from Wellington to Queenstown and one from Auckland to Queenstown, were struck by lightning this afternoon.

The flights were diverted to Christchurch where the planes were being checked, Air New Zealand said.

Customers have been booked on other flights.