3 Dec 2020

Air NZ plane hit by lightning on flight from Invercargill to Wellington

9:41 am on 3 December 2020

An Air New Zealand plane heading to Wellington has turned back to Invercargill after being hit by lightning.

Air New Sealand boeing 777-219.

File photo. Photo: 123RF

The airline said the plane will be assessed by engineers in Invercargill.

Passengers on flight NZ8872 were rebooked on other services.