Emergency called off after plane lands

TRACY NEAL
Last updated 12:37 16/05/2014

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A plane struggling to lower its landing gear has landed safely at Greymouth airport.

An emergency was declared after the four-seater Piper Arrow with four passengers on board reported trouble ahead of its scheduled arrival at Greymouth Airport at 12.10pm.

Tasman district police spokeswoman Barbara Dunn said police received reports from the approaching plane that it could not get its landing gear down.

Police were "preparing for an emergency landing at Greymouth," she said.

"But prior to landing they did manage to get their gear down."

A cordon was set up around the airport and emergency services from several West Coast centres had responded to the call.

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