13 Sep 2019

Passenger dies on Air New Zealand flight

1:08 pm on 13 September 2019

A passenger has died on an Air New Zealand flight from Buenos Aires that landed at Auckland International Airport.

Auckland International Airport

File photo Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Police said they received reports that the person was receiving medical attention just before 5am this morning but died shortly after.

Police said the death was not suspicious and had been referred to the coroner.

Air New Zealand said passengers were unable to disembark for half an hour while emergency services responded to a medical emergency.