A plane has landed safely at Christchurch Airport after
emergency services were put on stand by.
A pilot indicated to ground control that the plane may need
support, an airport spokeswoman said.
However, the aircraft landed safely and there was no issue,
"We have been in what's called a situation of local standby.
It is our perfectly standard response to a request from an
airline that it might need some support, it may have an
Travellers were assured it was an "absolutely precautionary
An Air New Zealand spokeswoman confirmed the plane involved
belonged to subsidiary airline Air Nelson.
"Air Nelson flight NZ8078, operating between Invercargill and
Christchurch with 48 passengers on board, landed without
incident this morning after a cockpit warning indicator
suggested a possible landing gear issue on approach to
Christchurch," she said.
"The captain followed standard operating procedure by
requesting a local standby at Christchurch Airport; however,
no assistance was required."
It was believed a fault with the warning system was to blame,
she said, and the aircraft was now being checked by