Windscreen crack prompts plane's u-turn

PAUL EASTON
Last updated 11:14 17/05/2013

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An Air New Zealand plane heading from Wellington to Auckland was forced to turn back this morning because of a cracked windscreen.

The 7.54am flight turned around shortly after take off, an Air New Zealand spokeswoman said.

"There was a minor crack in the cockpit window."

The passengers were put on other flights, and have since arrived in Auckland.

The Boeing 737-300 aircraft was being inspected.

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