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NZ Post Plane Crash 5 Kms East of Stratford


NZ Post Plane Crash 5 Kms East of Stratford

Police have located the wreckage of a crashed metroliner aircraft carrying mailfreight from Auckland to Woodbourne. The plane crashed at 2215hrs May 3 5km east of Stratford with debris falling on farmland bordering East and Standish Roads.

Substantial pieces of the wreckage were located between 2315 and 0032hrs, the later piece being the cockpit area containing the bodies of the two pilots.

A Police scene guard is in place. Police would appreciate those living in the area adjacent to or in East and Stratford Roads to check their properties this morning and contact Stratford Police should they locate any debris believed to be from the aircraft.

Police are also asking that those who do not have a legitimate reason to be in the area stay away and allow emergency services and CAA clear access to the crash site.

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