Boeing lands in Invercargill
A Boeing 737-800 Qantas aircraft, which was diverted to Invercargill Airport when flying from Sydney to Queenstown on Wednesday, is back in service. A Qantas spokesman said it was diverted to Invercargill because of an engineering issue. Invercargill is classified as a domestic airport and does not have immigration and customs facilities, meaning passengers were required to stay on board the aircraft until customs and immigration officials arrived from Queenstown. They were to be transported to Queenstown by bus. The aircraft was inspected by engineers on Wednesday night and flew to Christchurch without passengers.