Dramatic scenes at Williamtown on Tuesday afternoon — with a plane forced to land at Newcastle Airport after a fire broke out on board.
The pilot of the small passenger aircraft alerted authorities at about 12.30pm as a large amount of smoke began to fill the cabin.
Emergency services arrived and the plane touched down safely on the runway with the flames self-extinguishing.
Fire and Rescue crews and the RAAF’s Fire Brigade investigated and found it had been a small electrical fire in a lighting compartment.
Two crew and four passengers were assessed at the scene and were released without injury.
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