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Big catch

Big catch

7 August 2014 - Police Maritime Unit is en route to Great Barrier Island to meet with the operators of a fishing boat who, when trawling off the island's coast this morning, hauled up a light plane in their nets.

The surprising catch was reported to Police at about 11.10am. The Civil Aviation Authority and the New Zealand Rescue Centre have since also been notified.

Police expect to be at Great Barrier Island by about 4pm today.

ENDS

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