A pressure malfunction on board a domestic Jetstar flight
forced the plane to turn around and return to Wellington
shortly after take-off this morning.
Flight JQ246 from the capital to Auckland had 158 people on
A spokesman from the airline said there was an "issue with
pressurising the cabin", which prompted the pilot to turn the
"No cabin pressure was lost and the aircraft, with 158
passengers on board, landed without incident around 8am," he
"Engineers have been working on the aircraft and we hope to
have it back in service shortly."
Cabin pressure is used to create a safe and comfortable
environment for passengers and crew while flying at high
- By Patrice Dougan of APNZ