Air NZ flight returns to Auckland after smoke alert

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An Air New Zealand flight to Hong Kong had to turn back to Auckland last night after a smoke warning light activated in the cockpit.

The crew of the 777-200 reported the incident not long after take off and returned to Auckland as a precaution.

There were 287 people on board.

The aircraft involved is reported to be ZK-OKE

It is believed the warning light may have been caused by someone smoking in a toilet.

The flight later departed at 3am and has since arrived in Hong Kong.

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– Dan News

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