30 Apr 2014

Tonga plane makes forced landing on Eua

2:52 pm on 30 April 2014

A plane in Tonga has landed on the island of 'Eua without its landing gear.

Radio Tonga reports the Real Tonga plane made a forced landing at about 7am local time, and eyewitness reports on Matangi Tonga suggest that there were no serious injuries.

The CEO of Real Tonga, Tevita Palu, could not be reached for comment.

Matangi Tonga reports a second aircraft landed later this morning in 'Eua and has returned to nearby Tongatapu.