Plane lands safely after emergency call-out

A full-scale emergency call-out to Queenstown Airport this afternoon ended without incident.

In a statement, Queenstown Airport said the pilot - the only person on board the aircraft - called in a "possible technical issue" about 2.40pm.

The Queenstown Airport Emergency Services team were placed on "local standby", as part of standard operating procedures, while Queenstown Volunteer Fire Brigade and members of Queenstown police also responded immediately.

However, the plane landed safely a couple of minutes later.

Add a Comment



Our journalists are your neighbours

We are the South's eyes and ears in crucial council meetings, at court hearings, on the sidelines of sporting events and on the frontline of breaking news.

As our region faces uncharted waters in the wake of a global pandemic, Otago Daily Times continues to bring you local stories that matter.

We employ local journalists and photographers to tell your stories, as other outlets cut local coverage in favour of stories told out of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

You can help us continue to bring you local news you can trust by becoming a supporter.

Become a Supporter