Passenger Injured on Air New Zealand 787 Denpasar-Auckland

Passenger Injured on Air New Zealand 787 Denpasar-Auckland
Bidgee, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Earlier this week, a passenger was injured on an Air New Zealand Boeing 787 flying between Denpasar and Auckland.

Information has surfaced following this incident, which we shall get into in this article.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Air New Zealand NZ65 – Denpasar-Auckland…

Data provided by
Passenger Injured on Air New Zealand 787 Denpasar-Auckland
Masakatsu Ukon, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Air New Zealand flight NZ65, of which a passenger was injured, is a routine scheduled flight between Denpasar and Auckland.

The aircraft involved in this incident is registered as ZK-NZE.

As per data from, ZK-NZE is a 9.9 year old Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner that was delivered to the airline in June 2014.

Furthermore, of the 787-9 variant, Air New Zealand has 14 of them.

Of that 14, 12 are in active service and the rest are parked.

Average fleet age for the variant at the airline stands at 7.9 years.

Air New Zealand flight NZ65 departed Denpasar at 1807 local time on April 16 and proceeded onwards to Auckland.

As per The Aviation Herald, the aircraft suffered turbulence when the passenger sign was turned off.

A passenger, who was in the restroom, got injured whilst this was happening.

It is understood that Air New Zealand flight NZ65 continued to Auckland and landed without further incident.

Injuries of the Passenger Noted…

Passenger Injured on Air New Zealand 787 Denpasar-Auckland
G B_NZ via Wikimedia Commons.

The safety outlet reported the injuries involving the passenger on Air New Zealand flight NZ65 Denpasar-Auckland.

It is understood that the passenger had fractured their tibia and fibula of their left leg.

A doctor helped with treatment until the aircraft arrived safely into AKL.

ZK-NZE returned to commercial service the next morning, around six hours after arrival, as per RadarBox data.

It is unclear whether authorities will be investigating this incident or not.

As soon as we have more information pertinent to this, then we will update you accordingly.

Click the banner to subscribe to our weekly Emergencies and Incidents newsletter.

Click the photo to join our WhatsApp channel so then you can stay up to date with everything going on in the aviation industry!

By James Field - Editor in Chief 2 Min Read
2 Min Read
You Might Also Enjoy