10 Nov 2015

Small plane crashes at Dunedin airport

7:23 pm on 10 November 2015

An investigation is under way at Dunedin International Airport after a small plane careered off one of its runways today.

The pilot, who was the sole occupant of the Cessna, did not sustain any major injuries.

The aircraft received damage to the front and to one of its wings and was wheeled off the runway by airport staff in time for another plane to land safely.

Airport chief executive Richard Roberts said the aircraft belonged to Mainland Air, which ran a flight school and charter service.

Nobody from Mainland Air returned calls from RNZ News and it remained unclear why the plane crashed.