10 Sep 2016

Plane with flat tyre lands safely

5:22 pm on 10 September 2016

An Air New Zealand flight from Honolulu has landed safely with a flat tyre at Auckland Airport.

Emergency services were stationed at the terminal and on standby after it was discovered Flight NZ9 which carries around 300 passengers had a problem with one of its eight tyres.

The Fire Service said eight fire trucks were on standby to assist airport staff, alongside the police.

A spokesperson for Air New Zealand said the flight landed without incident just before 5pm, and the runway has been reopened.

The flight was delayed by half an hour.