A plane was evacuated at Hook Bay Airport Tuesday night after reports of unknown fumes inside the cabin.
Emergency services have been called to the airport to meet the incoming flight from Auckland, which was scheduled to land around 8.20 pm.
Mike Wanoa, director of emergency and fire spells, said three crews responded after reports of unknown fumes in the cabin.
All passengers on board were evacuated as soon as the plane landed.
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Said one of the passengers on board Things A quick descent was necessary after the fumes were in the cabin while the plane was still in the air.
She said the passengers had to evacuate quickly, leaving behind their handbags, and were asked to run 100 meters from the plane.
Wanoa said FENZ crews have run a gas detection test, but nothing has been identified and the accident left with Air New Zealand shortly after 9pm.
A police spokeswoman said they attended the incident to support the free zone.
Air New Zealand has been contacted for comment.