Emergency services run test at Whangarei Airport

Emergency Services surround a plane at Whangarei Airport. Photo / File / Tania Webb
Emergency Services surround a plane at Whangarei Airport. Photo / File / Tania Webb

Emergency services are testing their response to a plane crash in an exercise at Whangarei Airport today.

An airport spokesperson said the exercise involved a scenario of a crashed light plane which caught on fire, with four victims and one fatality.

A wrecked plane was being used for the exercise.

Emergency services were on the runway responding to the mock emergency at 11.45am.

The training exercises were held regularly, she said.

- APNZ

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