Air New Zealand Flight Auckland-Sydney Declares Emergency

Air New Zealand Flight Auckland-Sydney Declares Emergency

In the last few moments, an Air New Zealand flight between Auckland and Sydney declared an emergency before changing it’s squawk back to normal.

Air New Zealand Flight Auckland-Sydney Declares Emergency
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ZK-NNG is the Airbus A321neo operating this flight, with the aircraft changing it’s squawk a few moments after the emergency broadcast.

Updates: Air New Zealand Flight Auckland-Sydney Declares Emergency…


This is a developing story. Updates below.

UPDATE #1 @ 2115 UK time – Air New Zealand flight NZ101 is descending out of FL340 at 4,400 fpm.

UPDATE #2 @ 2116 UK time – At this stage, it is unclear what the cause of the brief 7700 squawk transmission was for. Trying to acquire updates on this where we can.

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UPDATE #3 @ 2119 UK time – Unconfirmed reports coming in that there could be a medical onboard. Listening to ATC now to see if we can get that confirmed.

UPDATE #4 @ 2120 UK time – As per Planespotters, ZK-NNG, the aircraft operating this rotation between Auckland and Sydney is a 4.2 year old Airbus A321neo.

Air New Zealand Flight Auckland-Sydney Declares Emergency

UPDATE #5 @ 2121 UK time – NZ101 is descending through FL140 as the Airbus A321neo gets closer to the Australian airport.

UPDATE #6 @ 2123 UK time – NZ101 is descending through FL100 now as the aircraft gets ready for its approach into Sydney. Still no further update regarding the initial emergency transmission.

UPDATE #7 @ 2124 UK time – Air New Zealand flight NZ101 from Auckland given clearance to descend down to 6,000 feet as it approaches the base leg portion of the approach.

Air New Zealand Flight Auckland-Sydney Declares Emergency

UPDATE #8 @ 2127 UK time – NZ101 is on base for the 34s into Sydney.

UPDATE #9 @ 2130 UK time – NZ101 is on final approach for Runway 34L, landing expected imminently.

UPDATE #10 @ 2134 UK time – TOUCHDOWN! Air New Zealand flight NZ101 has appeared to have touched down safely into Sydney following a brief emergency transmission call not too long ago. Unconfirmed reports suggest a medical.

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