A vaping device sparked an emergency services callout at Wellington Airport this morning.

Emergency services were called to the airport's tarmac as a precaution to meet flight NZ8265 from Tauranga to Wellington this morning, Air New Zealand confirmed.

A spokeswoman said the callout was needed after "an e-vapour belonging to a customer was accidentally switched on in flight".

Firefighters greeted the plane.
Firefighters greeted the plane.

"Cabin crew followed standard operating procedure and the device was immediately put out."

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Several firefighters met the plane on the tarmac.
Several firefighters met the plane on the tarmac.