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Air NZ plane grounded in Los Angeles

An Air New Zealand flight from Los Angeles has been stood down after the plane was clipped by another aircraft while on the tarmac.

The airline says the Boeing 777-300 was at the gate and ready for boarding when the horizontal stabiliser on its tail was clipped by another aircraft being towed.

A Air New Zealand spokesperson said the airline is doing everything it can to help affected passengers, including re-accommodating some on a different flight or re-routing others via other airlines or North American ports.

Air New Zealand engineers are travelling to LA and a replacement part will need to be found.

It could take several days for the plane to be repaired, they said.


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