A plane has had to make a emergency landing after getting into trouble above the Bay of Plenty this morning.

Emergency services were responding to reports of a single-engine aircraft with two people on board, running low on oil, as it approached Tauranga Airport about 10.45am.

A Tauranga City Council spokeswoman said a light plane had reported engine problems about 10.45am.

The plane made a precautionary landing at a paddock in Athenree. No injuries had been reported.

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The plane initially planned to land at Tauranga Airport and the airport went into full emergency.