New Zealand flight turns back mid-air after discovering it lacks permission to land in China
February 2019 - By Alison Bevege for Reuters
SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Air New Zealand flight to Shanghai turned back several hours into its journey on Sunday after discovering it did not have permission to land in China, the airline said.
Flight NZ289 carrying about 270 passengers left Auckland shortly before midnight on Saturday only to return about 10 a.m. on Sunday (2100 GMT Saturday). It turned around several hours into the flight.