A light plane was the cause of traffic delays in Pukekohe on Sunday evening.
Police were notified of a plane in trouble around 2pm on Sunday 11 June 2017. The light aircraft crashed near the intersection of Runciman and Rutherford Roads.
The pilot was the only person in the plane, and managed to escaped with moderate injuries. He was taken to Middlemore hospital.
The fire service attended, and had to lay foam on the road as fuel had leaked from the aircraft.
One lane was blocked and the road was closed for a time while the plane was moved.