The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is investigating after a light aircraft made a crash landing and burst into flames at Taonui Airport, Feilding.
A report to the CAA says the Air Manawatu-owned Cessna 152 stalled during "terrain awareness" training on Waitangi Day, before hitting the ground at the Feilding aerodrome.
The occupants of the plane were unhurt and got out of the plane, but it caught fire about 20 minutes later.
The report says the plane was destroyed.
The Air Manawatu charter company is based at the Feilding aerodrome, which is also known as the Taonui Airport, off Campbell Rd.
Its chief executive, Michael Bryant, was unable to be reached for comment.
- Manawatu Standard
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