Boeing crash in Solomon Islands

MICHAEL FIELD
Last updated 19:45 26/01/2014

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A New Zealand jet freighter has crashed on landing in the Solomon Islands but no one was hurt in the incident.

Auckland based Airworks Group confirmed their Boeing 737 had lost its right undercarriage while landing at Henderson Field, east of the Solomon's capital Honiara.

The New Zealand registered aircraft, flying from Brisbane to the Solomons, was in the livery of Toll Group, an Australian based freight company.

"Shortly after landing while the aircraft was on rollout the right hand main landing gear collapsed causing the aircraft to slide to a halt on the runway," an Airworks spokesman said.

"None of the three crew on board were injured in the incident. All required authorities have been informed and full investigations are in process. "

Henderson Field, an airport built during the Battle of Guadalcanal in World War Two, has only a single runway.

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