The ZK-MAC Sportstar Plus light aircraft that crash landed at Nelson Airport.
A student pilot was uninjured during a crash-landing of a light aircraft at Nelson Airport.
Emergency were called to the scene about 1:20pm on Wednesday.
Pacific Pilot Training chief flying instructor David Marriott said the nose wheel on the aircraft had collapsed on landing.
"It doesn't normally happen. It was a landing accident, basically."
He said the student pilot on a routine training flight was OK, but "a bit upset".
Marriott said there was "a little bit of damage" to the aircraft.
The crash caused some disruption to other flights at Nelson Airport on Wednesday afternoon.
Photo MARION VAN DIJK
13 January 2016