Monday, July 15, 2024

NZDF reconnaissance flight to Tonga

A Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P-3K Orion reconnaissance flight has departed RNZAF Base Auckland Whenuapai early this morning to assist in an initial impact assessment of the area near Tonga and low-lying islands.

The flight departure time would be dependent on the ash cloud dissipating enough to enable safe flying in the area, the RNZAF said in a statement.

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