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Plane lands in Tauranga paddock

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 11/07/2016

A light plane has made an emergency landing in a paddock in the Bay of Plenty after reporting it was in trouble.

An emergency was declared at Tauranga Airport on Tuesday morning after the plane with two people on board reported engine issues, a Fire Service spokesman said.

The plane managed to make a safe landing at a farm near Athenree at about 11am.

Emergency services were still on the way to the site, but no injuries had been reported, he said.

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