Forced Landing of Historic Aircraft Near Base Ohakea

13 August 2018

A Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) historic Harvard aircraft operating near RNZAF Base Ohakea has undertaken a forced landing in a farm paddock short of the runway, after suffering engine issues.

The two RNZAF personnel on board evacuated the aircraft with no injuries. Air Force Rescue Fire responders and local emergency services are at the scene.

The North American Harvard aircraft is a Second World War aircraft maintained and flown by RNZAF for ceremonial and display purposes.

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