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RNZAF plane lands safely after engine fluid leak

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NZ Herald ,
Publish Date
Mon, 13 Jun 2022, 2:27pm
The plane landed safely. Photo / RNZAF
The plane landed safely. Photo / RNZAF

RNZAF plane lands safely after engine fluid leak

Author
NZ Herald ,
Publish Date
Mon, 13 Jun 2022, 2:27pm

An Air Force Orion aircraft has landed safely at Whenuapai Royal New Zealand Airforce Base after an incident which saw police poised to respond.

A New Zealand Defence Force spokesperson told the Herald the P-3K2 Orion undertook a precautionary shutdown of one engine, as the aircraft was leaking fluid.

"The aircraft landed safely back at RNZAF Base Auckland Whenuapai at 12.55pm today."

A police spokesperson told the Herald a small plane reported to be in difficulty on Monday afternoon, and emergency services were monitoring it, but it landed without difficulty.