30 January, 2012
The Air Force is evaluating the damage to and the cause of the forced landing of the Red Checkers aircraft, near Turangi on Friday 27 January.
The aircraft is expected to be transported by road to RNZAF Base Ohakea later today or early tomorrow.
Subject to the completion of the initial investigation a decision will be made later in the week as to whether the Red Checkers team will fly at the Waitangi Day Celebrations on 6 February .
For further information contact: Air Force Communications Manager Elizabeth Griffin on (04) 496 0805, mobile 021 653 577.