Jetstar flight runs off the runway in ‘difficult’ Christchurch landing incident

Max Corstorphan
The Nightly
A Jetstar flight has ran off the runway in a “difficult” landing incident.
A Jetstar flight has ran off the runway in a “difficult” landing incident. Credit: Supplied/RegionalHUB

A Jetstar flight has run off a runway in a landing incident in New Zealand.

Jetstar flight JQ225 from Auckland to Christchurch experienced a “steering issue” upon landing at Christchurch Airport, causing the plane to veer off the runway.

Jetstar confirmed that no injuries were sustained by passengers or crew during the incident.

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Following the incident, the aircraft was towed to the gate, where all passengers safely disembarked.

In a statement, Jetstar said: “We’re working with Airbus and relevant authorities to investigate what happened.”

“After landing in Christchurch, the aircraft experienced a steering issue, causing it to veer on the runway at low speed and onto the grass,” the statement continued.

“We understand this may have been a difficult experience for our customers and we thank everyone onboard for their cooperation.”

It is understood that operations at Christchurch Airport are now continuing as normal.

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