BREAKING NEWS
One hostage killed, two knifemen "neutralised" in a French church ... Read more
Close

Jetstar plane forced to land

Last updated 12:45 06/12/2013

Relevant offers

Travel Troubles

Frosty start delays flights down south, while warm temperatures forecast up north Police investigate bomb scare on plane at Queenstown airport Disgruntled Cathay Pacific passenger rips roof off plane looking for locker space Losing your passport doesn't need to mean losing your senses Jetstar mid-air fight: Alleged brawlers return to Melbourne Dozens spend the night in Auckland Airport after fog grounds planes Christchurch flights cancelled, delayed due to fog Woman fined $700 for frolicking in Rome's Trevi Fountain Christchurch football club coach escorted off Air NZ flight after team's unruly behaviour Theft from Nelson Airport car park sparks security concerns

A safety scare meant a Jetstar plane with 160 people on board had to return to Wellington shortly after takeoff today.

The inability to pressurise the cabin posed both a safety and comfort issue, a Jetstar spokesman said.

Crew realised the cabin was not gaining pressure soon after take off on the 7.35am Wellington to Auckland flight, while the plane was still at a low altitude.

It was turned around and landed at Wellington before 8am.

As opposed to a loss of cabin pressure - which involved oxygen masks dropping from the cabin roof - a failure to gain pressure was less dramatic.

The incident took one of Jetstar's nine New Zealand planes out of service while it got repaired.

Passengers were being put on other flights today.

Ad Feedback

- (Live Matches)

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content