4 Nov 2016

No safety concerns over Cooks runway incident

From , 6:03 am on 4 November 2016

The Airport Authority Cook Islands says there are no safety concerns over a runway incident at the weekend.

On Saturday morning local time, an Air New Zealand Boeing 767 which was cleared for approach was unable to land because a Jetstar aircraft was still on the runway for takeoff.

Airport Authority CEO Joseph Ngamata told Daniela Maoate-Cox the fault was inefficient air traffic controlling.

Rarotonga airport

Rarotonga airport Photo: RNZI / Mary Baines