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New Zealand grounds all flights after radar failure

Operations resume after system was restored in about two hours; officials say safety was never compromised
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 05:50
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Air New Zealand said some 160 international and domestic flights were impacted by the radar failure. Flights were delayed across the country.

Wellington

NEW Zealand grounded all planes on Tuesday after a radar failure prompted the authorities to halt commercial flights across the nation, stranding hundreds of passengers including at the main hub of Auckland.

The outage was caused by an internal network fault at about 2: