Incident: ANZ B789 near Auckland on Dec 5th 2017, engine shut down in flight

Incident: ANZ B789 near Auckland on Dec 5th 2017, engine shut down in flight

An ANZ Air New Zealand Boeing 787-900, registration ZK-NZE performing flight NZ-99 from Auckland (New Zealand) to Tokyo Narita (Japan) with 268 passengers and 14 crew, was climbing out of Auckland's runway 23L when the crew stopped the climb at FL150 due to engine (Trent 1000) vibrations and abnormal engine sounds. The crew shut the engine down and returned to Auckland for a safe landing on runway 23L about 50 minutes after departure.

The airline reported the captain elected to shut one of the engines down as a precaution and returned to Auckland.

Passengers reported the aircraft began to shake violently, there were weird noises, clunking sounds, and electrical power went temporarily out. The captain subsequently announced a minor technical problem with one of the engines. After landing fire fighters sprayed the left hand side of the aircraft.