Auckland Airport runway closed after emergency landing

Author
Andrew McMartin,
Section
Auckland,
Publish Date
Monday, 5 February 2018, 9:27PM
A small amount of hydraulic fluid has leaked onto the runway. (Photo / NZ Herald)
A small amount of hydraulic fluid has leaked onto the runway. (Photo / NZ Herald)

The Auckland Airport runway has been temporarily closed following an emergency 757 landing.

An airport spokesperson says a DHL cargo plane with two crew aboard experienced problems with the hydraulics.

A small amount of hydraulic fluid has leaked onto the runway.

No flights are due to land until 10pm, and the airport says the runway will be open shortly.

A 8.30pm police were alerted to reports of a "plane in trouble" and at 8.40pm the plane had landed, a police spokeswoman said.

No one was injured.

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