In 2259, this shuttle was piloted by LieutenantHikaru Sulu to a volcano on the planetNibiru. While hovering over the volcano, Spock ziplined to the caldera of an erupting volcano. The ash cloud of the volcano prevented the indigenous population from seeing the shuttle. However, the cloud produced heat and atmospheric distortions which wreaked havoc with the shuttle's stabilizers. Eventually, dust from the cloud caused one of the shuttle's nacelles to overheat and explode. Adding to the shuttle's woes, a basaltic rock expelled from the volcano slammed into the underside of the vehicle, causing severe damage. Sulu, after determining that the vessel would be incapable of reaching a designated drop location, ordered an evacuation. Working on autopilot, the shuttle crashed into the planet's ocean. (Star Trek Into Darkness)
The CGI model for this shuttle bore the number 7, but the number was obscured by the motion of the model. Spoken dialogue refers to this shuttle as "Shuttle 1".
The labels included with Kre-O Star Trek kit "Spock's Volcano Mission" identify Shuttle 1 as the Warrant (Shuttle 4). Interior displays in Shuttle 1 showed "04NCC", which may have lead to the mix up.