Emergency landing at airport

A small aircraft made an emergency landing at Owen Roberts Airport on Thursday afternoon after one of its engines failed.

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Police block off Dorcy Drive near Owen Roberts airport during todays emergency landing. Photo: Brent Fuller

Fire, ambulance and police crews were on standby for the aircraft, which landed safely around 12.30pm.

The emergency landing led to road closures around the airport, causing long traffic jams in the area. Police also blocked traffice at the junction of Shedden Road and North Sound Road so traffic could be diverted away from the airport.