Plane catches fire on airfield

05:51, Jan 04 2014

A light plane caught fire on an Auckland runway with two people inside it this afternoon.

The plane landed at Ardmore Airfield just before 3pm, and emergency services were called with reports it was on fire on the taxi way.

"The fire was well involved and the plane certainly would have had at least some damage," said fire communications shift manager Dallas


The two people flying the plane had got out of their own accord when fire crews arrived to extinguish the flames.

No-one from Ardmore Airfield was available for comment today.


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