Light aircraft crashes in Waimakariri

A police officer turns traffic away as the Makawera river flows on the road between Invercargill and Wallacetown caused by torrential rain, Invercargill, New Zealand, Tuesday, April 27, 2010. Credit:NZPA / Dianne Manson
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Emergency services are currently responding to a light aircraft crash in Canterbury.

Police said they were advised just after 11:30am on Wednesday the aircraft had crashed near Rakahuri Road, in Glentui, Waimakariri.

Initial indications are that all occupants have got themselves out of the aircraft, a police spokesperson said.