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Vintage Harvard plane crash-lands in paddock, no one hurt

Report from RNZ
A vintage Defence Force plane has crash landed in a Manawatū paddock, but the two staff members on board walked away.

Fire and Emergency said the plane belly-landed around 10.20am near the Ōhakea air force base, north of Palmerston North.

The Defence Force said in a statement the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) historic Harvard aircraft had engine issues.

It said two RNZAF personnel on board evacuated the plane, with no injuries.

Air Force Rescue Fire responders and local emergency services are at the scene.

The North American Harvard aircraft is a World War II plane maintained and flown by RNZAF for ceremonial and display purposes.

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1 comment:

  1. Paul Spence, 13. August 2018, 14:50

    Phew! That sinking feeling when your engine fails just short of the runway. Nicely executed forced landing this morning, no injuries and minimal damage to historic Harvard aircraft. [via twitter]