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A tourist's perspective on Tonga's new MA-60 aircraft

A tourist's perspective on Tonga's new MA-60 aircraft

Updated 19 September 2013, 9:36 AEST

To Tonga now where there's a dispute over the safety of the country's MA-60 aircraft.

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 are not 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.

On the ground, there's increasing dis-satisfaction with its performance.

One passenger with a tale to tell is ABC reporter, Lisa Kingsberry, who was on holiday when she was stranded.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: ABC reporter and traveller, Lisa Kingsberry

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