NZ plane crash-lands in Solomons

A New Zealand-registered Boeing 737 has crash-landed at Honiara airport in the Solomon Islands.

No one was injured in the incident, in which the right-side landing gear collapsed as the plane landed.

The plane had just landed at Honiara International Airport -
formally known as Henderson Field - when the incident
happened today.

The equipment collapse caused the plane to come to a "sudden
halt on the tarmac", a spokesman for aviation company Airwork
Group said.

Only a couple of crew members were aboard and they were
uninjured, he said, speaking from New Zealand.

The aircraft was flying under the livery of Australian-based
freight company Toll.

"All the required authorities have been informed and a full
investigation is in process," the spokesman said.

It was not known where the plane had travelled from or what
it was carrying.

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