Light plane crash at Nelson Airport

The scene after the small aircraft crashed onto the Nelson Airport runway. Photo / Nelson Live
The scene after the small aircraft crashed onto the Nelson Airport runway. Photo / Nelson Live

Emergency services are at the scene of a light plane crash at Nelson Airport today.

An Airways Corporation spokeswoman said that there was one man inside the plane at the time, who "walked away" from the accident.

Reports of the accident were received about 1.20pm.

Tasman District Police Sergeant Steve Savage said police were currently at the incident.

"It is a light plane, there are no injuries," he said.

"It sounds like more of a rough landing classified as a crash, they have had some difficulties and just landed rough."

A St John spokesman said the ambulance service was alerted but stood down about 1.35pm.

- NZ Herald

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