Air Nelson Q300 aircraft will relocate to Nelson for repair

Thursday 10 February 2011, 7:25AM
By Air New Zealand


Engineers are still carrying out an inspection on the Air Nelson Q300 aircraft which made an emergency landing in Blenheim to determine if the aircraft is able to be relocated to their main engineering base at Nelson Airport for further investigation and repair.

The aircraft was moved off the runway at Blenheim this afternoon and a special flight permit will be sought from the aircraft manufacturer Bombardier and the New Zealand CAA to fly it to Nelson with landing gear locked in place. It’s expected the aircraft will be relocated in the next 36 hours.

The engineers’ initial inspection suggests this incident is unrelated to the Q300 nose wheel failure in September last year.