Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's flight boomerangs

C130 waiting PHOTO Waynne Williams
25 October 2022

The C130 Hercules carrying Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to Antarctica has turned around due to poor weather at McMurdo Sound.

Safety is our number one focus when flying to the coldest, windiest, remotest place on Earth so this is not uncommon (we call it a boomerang flight!)

An update as to what next steps are will come in due course.

Photo: Stock image of the RNZAF C130 Hercules (Waynne Williams).