There were a number of short aerosol trails in the sky above Whangarei this morning. This aerosol trail seems to have been emitted from an aircraft flying at low altitude traveling from north to south at about 9.55am.
A check on Flightradar24.com showed that two twin propeller aircraft had recently passed over the region. One from Onerahi, Whangarei, NZ8253 traveling to Auckland:
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|9:47 AM – Tue Jul-26-2016||10:21 AM – Tue Jul-26-2016|
and the other, Air New Zealand 8679, which left from Kerikeri at 9:40 am and arrived in Auckland at 10.23am. Obviously and unfortunately, the evidence is not definitive, only suggestive.
A twin propeller craft was recorded spraying aerosol trails from its wings a little over 2 years ago. Aaron Duncan filmed a Dash 8 emitting trails from its wings over Christchurch on June the 6th, 2014.