NTSB Identification: ENG12WA029
Incident occurred Wednesday, June 20, 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand, New Zealand
Aircraft: AIRBUS A320, registration:
Injuries: Unavailable

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On 20 June 2012, an Airbus A320 (Registration ZK-OJQ) operated by Air New Zealand suffered a bird-strike on its right-hand engine on approach to Wellington Aerodrome (New Zealand). The aircraft landed safely, after which Air New Zealand Maintenance carried out inspection of the right-hand engine in accordance with the Airbus aircraft maintenance manual. The aeroplane was subsequently released to service and flew from Wellington to Auckland (about a one-hour flight). On approach to Auckland the right-hand engine surged. The flight crew reduced the engine to idle and again landed the aircraft without further incident.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of New Zealand. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

The Chief Executive Officer
Transport Accident Investigation Commission
11 Cigna House
40 Mercer Street
P.O. Box 10-323
Wellington 6143
New Zealand

Tel.: (64) 4-473-0199 (24 hours)
(64) 4-473-3112
E-mail: inquiries@taic.org.nz
Fax: (64) 4-499-1510
AFTN: NZHOYAYX
Cable: CIVAIR NZ
Website: http://www.taic.org.nz

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information obtained for, or released by, the New Zealand.

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