Royal's plane makes precautionary landing
After a strange smell was detected on board, possibly due to a malfunction of the plane's air conditioning system, the pilot made a precautionary landing.
1 November 2006
NELSON – A plane with Prince Willem-Alexander and Maxima on board has made a precautionary landing at the airport in Nelson New Zealand on Wednesday.
The Dutch couple had wound up a visit to Nelson and was on their way to Wellington.
Three minutes after the aircraft, a specially engaged Jetstream 32, was airborne, the pilot decided to return.
On board a strange smell was detected. According to unconfirmed reports the air conditioning was not entirely in order.
Willem-Alexander and Maxima decided eventually to take a commercial flight to Wellington, where a meeting awaited with the Dutch community.
[Copyright Expatica News 2006]
Subject: Dutch news