Harare airport incident ‘was a drill’

2010-08-05 11:37

Zimbabwe’s aviation authority said the plane accident reported today at Harare’s airport was actually a “planned drill” to test emergency responses.

“This was a planned drill to test our national response system. An official statement will be issued by the CEO,” said a senior Civil Aviation Authority official, who asked not to be named until the statement was released.

Ninety minutes earlier, however, Civil Aviation Authority CEO David Chawota told international media and the head of flag carrier Air Zimbabwe that a Boeing 767 had suffered an accident while landing on a flight from London. 

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