A plane from a tiny Oceanic island has arrived in Norwich after a gruelling 11,000-mile journey.

The Nauru Airlines Boeing 737-319 completed its 10,985-mile trip when it landed at Norwich Airport at 5.46pm on Monday.

The aircraft left Brisbane at 9.27am on Friday and stopped in Darwin, Jakarta, Colombo, Muscat and Larnaca before arriving at its final destination.

Nauru Airlines has sent aircraft to Norwich to receive maintenance from KLM UK Engineering on several occasions. 

It is expected to remain in Norwich for around two months before returning to its base on the other side of the world.

Nauru is just 8.1 square miles in size, making it the third-smallest country in the world behind Vatican City and Monaco.

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It can be found in Micronesia, northeast of Australia, and has a population of just 12,511 people - compared to around 144,000 in Norwich.

Since 1907, phosphate has been mined on Nauru, which has made 70pc of the island uninhabitable.

Formerly known as Pleasant Island, Nauru features a coral reef and white-sand beaches and palm trees. Inland, tropical vegetation surrounds the Buada Lagoon.