Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Smoke in Cockpit Causes Plane Carrying 50 Passengers to Make Emergency Landing At Nelson Airport!

Hydraulic acid caused smoke in the cockpit of a plane which made an emergency landing in Nelson tonight, the fire service says.

A plane carrying 50 passengers has made an emergency landing at Nelson Airport after reports of smoke in the cockpit.

The Fire Service received a call just before 8pm and sent six fire engines to assist.

The Fire Service said the plane landed safely and a full clean up was underway.

Spokesperson Jaron Phillips said the plane landed safely, and all passengers had now got off.

A St John ambulance spokesperson said two ambulances were sent to the airport.

One person was assessed but did not require further treatment.

- radionz

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