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Smoking engine halts Air NZ flight

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 11/07/2016

An Air New Zealand flight has aborted its take-off after smoke started coming from an engine.

Flight NZ103 from Auckland to Sydney was forced to return to its gate on Tuesday morning when passengers reported seeing smoke coming from its right engine.

An Air New Zealand spokeswoman said an "engineering issue" had been detected and the aircraft was being inspected.

Passengers were being transferred to another plane, she said.

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