Three more people have been arrested over a fake pilot stunt at Auckland Airport.
A 27-year-old cameraman, a 40-year-old sound recordist, and a 24-year-old production coordinator were arrested this morning, police said in a statement.
It emerged yesterday the stunt was carried out for TV3 comedy show Wanna-Ben.
Three other men working on the show were arrested yesterday and charged with breaching the Civil Aviation Act. They face up to a year in jail or a $10,000 fine.
Star of the show Ben Boyce was among those arrested, as well as
producer Andrew Robinson.
Police also charged Bryce Casey - a radio jock on The Rock - who they say donned the pilot's uniform.
Boyce, Robinson and Casey appeared in court yesterday and were released on bail until the end of next month on the condition they stay well away from the airport.
They were also ordered not to associate with any of the Crown witnesses.
Those arrested today will appear in the Counties Manukau District Court this afternoon on charges under Section 56A of the Civil Aviation Act.
Police said they were not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident.
Seeing the 'funny side'
ONE News asked Boyce today whether this would affect his travel plans.
"It could do", he said, "can one of you guys pick up my mum from the airport? She arrives next week and I don't think I can go out there!"
The pilot's union is calling for the men to be sent to prison to consider the potential consequences of the skit.
"Incarceration for a short time, for a time of reflection would be appropriate I would think," Paul Lyons from the Airline Pilots' Association told the New Zealand Herald.
MediaWorks issued a statement from Ben Boyce saying: "We did not intend to breach security or cause any worry or concern. This was an attempt at humour which we fully accept was misplaced."
The series Wanna-Ben is currently filming received nearly $600,000 in New Zealand on Air funding.