26 Oct 2012

Plane alert sparked by 'strange odour'

9:22 am on 26 October 2012

Emergency services were sent to Christchurch Airport after reports of a strange odour in a plane.

Airport staff alerted emergency services, including the fire service, on Friday morning.

A Fire Communications spokesperson says crews were on standby at the airport, awaiting a Jetstar flight from Wellington.

The plane landed safely and all emergency crews were been stood down.

It appears the problem was smoke in the cockpit.