Incident Airbus A321-271NX ZK-NNC, Thursday 22 June 2023
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Date:Thursday 22 June 2023
Time:06:27 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A21N model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A321-271NX
Owner/operator:Air New Zealand
Registration: ZK-NNC
MSN: 8573
Year of manufacture:2018
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney PW1133G-JM
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown, repaired
Location:near Auckland Airport, Auckland -   New Zealand
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Auckland International Airport (AKL/NZAA)
Destination airport:Rarotonga Airport (RAR/NCRG)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Air New Zealand flight NZ942, an Airbus A321-271NX, suffered a lightning strike after takeoff from Auckland International Airport (AKL/NZAA). The flight returned and made a safe landing back at AKL, 90 minutes after departure.
The incident aircraft resumed service after 26 hours.


Weather reported about the incident time (21 June, 1827Z):
NZAA 211800Z AUTO 08012KT 9999 FEW025/// BKN038/// BKN055/// 13/12 Q1006 RERA
NZAA 211900Z AUTO 07013G23KT 8000 -RA SCT060/// BKN070/// 12/11 Q1006 RERA



Revision history:

28-Jun-2023 08:22 harro Added
28-Jun-2023 08:24 harro Updated
06-Jul-2023 10:23 flyernzl Updated
16-Sep-2023 09:48 Ron Averes Updated

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