Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Private plane crashes at SSKA

A light private passenger aircraft carrying five passengers and one pilot crashed as it prepared to land at Sir Seretse Khama Airport on Monday.

The passengers and pilot, however, did not sustain any injuries following the crash.

Acting airport manager, Larona Mokete, said that the airplane sustained substantial damage and investigations are still ongoing to determine the cause of the crash. He said that the crash was the first of its kind, as the airport had never experienced anything of the sort before.

“The plane left Kasane at 15:45 and arrived at the airport at 18:20, but the pilot failed to align the plane, resulting in its failure to land safely. The pilot said he experienced technical problems. An investigation is being carried out to find out the initial cause of the crash,” He said.

He also said that the plane will be considered for repairs once the cause of the crash has been established, which will be after the investigations are complete.

The plane, an aero commander, registration number 500 U A2IT, belongs to Supreme Meal Management.

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