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Plane disembarked at Auckland Airport after reports of smoke in cockpit

Newshub logoNewshub 18/08/2019 Scott Palmer, Ella Prendergast

Fire and Emergency is responding to reports of smoke in the cockpit of an aircraft at Auckland Airport.

Five units are on the scene, a spokesperson confirmed to Newshub.

The Air NZ plane was parked at the domestic terminal, bound for Napier on Sunday afternoon.

Passengers were returned to the terminal and ambulances are on their way for patients with possible smoke inhalation.

a close up of a wire fence: Emergency services react at the airport. © Newshub Emergency services react at the airport.

The aircraft has been taken to a hangar for further investigation.

Air NZ told Newshub passengers will be rebooked on other services.

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