21 May 2016

Emergency callout at Wellington Airport finds bleach on plane

3:25 pm on 21 May 2016

Emergency services were called to Wellington Airport after passengers on an incoming flight noticed a chlorine smell.

There were 65 passengers the Air New Zealand flight from Auckland when it landed just before midday.

Police said emergency services were called as a precaution.

Firefighters and officers searched the plane and found that a bottle of bleach had leaked in an overhead locker.

There were no delays from the incident, the airport said.