Emergency plane landing at Whenuapai Airport, firefighters rush to scene

Music 29/06/2016
An emergency involving an Air Force Hercules has been alerted near Auckland's Whenuapai Air Base.

Seven fire engines (including specialist engines) were sent to the scene as 15 people are currently on board the aircraft, which is said to land at around 11.30am this morning. 

The C-130 Hercules plane with 17 people on board reportedly lost cabin pressure, and is flying at low altitude and dumping fuel.

There are also reports of smoke in the cockpit. 

Here is a video of how they would normally land...