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    Default Did someone say it's windy in Wellie?

    There should be a link to the video of the incident, but looks like they forgot to include it, but you can find the video on here, not that it's particularly gripping.

    Plane 'blown away' with 180 people aboard (+ VIDEO: Watch the incident)
    Updated 2:05PM Friday August 08, 2008
    By Edward Gay


    The CAA is investigating an incident in June which saw a Pacific Blue Boeing 737 being blown away from a boarding gate at Wellington Airport.

    The Civil Aviation Authority has launched a "desktop investigation" after a Pacific Blue Boeing 737 was blown away from a boarding gate at Wellington Airport.

    The incident happened in June, shortly after passengers disembarked the plane, and was caught by an airport CCTV camera.

    The footage was then posted on the website liveleak.com (see below) and shows airport workers running for cover as the plane moves away from the boarding gate.

    CAA spokesman Bill Sommer said the incident was reported to the authority by the airline shortly after it happened.

    He said the cause of the accident was likely to be a gust of wind.

    "When you get an aircraft with a large tail, especially a 737, and you get it side on to the wind, you get a lot of force. It tends to rotate around its main wheels so the nose goes one way and the tail goes the other," Mr Sommer said.

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