French Military Aircraft En Route To Zambia Crashes

French Military Aircraft En Route To Zambia Crashes.

A French Military aircraft believed to be laden with armour, en route to Zambia, crash-landed at Masvingo Airport on Saturday night after developing a technical fault, Reported NewsDay.

The 10 military personnel from France – including one woman – aboard the flight, were not injured after one of t he aircraft’s engines and a gearbox developed faults. They had to spend the night holed up in Masvingo before engineers, who were aboard the plane, fixed the problem and they proceeded to Harare at around 11am.

Military sources said the plane was cleared to use Zimbabwe’s airspace. The captain of the plane, whose name could not be established, also had a diplomatic passport.

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