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Air New Zealand Q300 Engine Shut Down In-Flight

by Jake Smith

An Air Nelson de Havilland Dash 8-300 on behalf of Air New Zealand, registration ZK-NEB was performing flight NZ-8262 from Wellington to Tauranga (New Zealand). The aircraft was descending towards Tauranga about 10-15 minutes prior to estimated landing when the crew needed to shut the right hand engine (PW123) down. The aircraft continued for a safe landing in Tauranga.

NZ8262/RLK262 Flight Path (©GA Group, Flightradar 24)

The airline reported:

The crew decided to shut the engine down due to indication of a possible propeller malfunction.

NZ8262/RLK263 Approach into Tauranga (Not actual aircraft shown). © GA Group, Flightradar24

The aircraft was able to return to service 10 hours after landing.

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