Questions over Tonga air safety hurts tourist industry


Real Tonga’s MA-60 aircraft was a gift from the Chinese Government to Tonga… but it’s chequered safety record has caused alarm in Auckland.

The planes aren’t registered to fly by any Western government and New Zealand has put millions of dollars in tourism aid funding on hold until it’s satisfied the aircraft is safe.

via Questions over Tonga air safety hurts tourist industry | Pacific Beat | ABC Radio Australia.