Friday, January 27, 2012

Red Checker forced landing near Waiouru

An Air Force Red Checker has made a forced landing near Waiouru due to engine trouble.

The aircraft was flying from Ohakea Air Base in the Manawatu, and was en route to the Tauranga Air Show.

The aircraft sustained some damage but there was no reported injury to the pilot, who was the only person on board.

The Defence Force says the site is being secured and the incident is under investigation.

As a precaution the Red Checkers will not be flying this weekend.

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