19 Jul 2019

Air NZ plane loses power in engine mid-flight

4:18 pm on 19 July 2019

An Air New Zealand passenger plane that lost power in one of its engines mid-flight has landed safely at Tauranga airport.

Flight NZ8260 left Wellington just after midday and landed just before 1pm.

The airline said pilots shut down one engine as a precautionary measure after a potential issue was identified.

Emergency services were on standby at the airport but were not needed.

Engineers are inspecting the Bombardier Q300 aircraft.