A CENTRAL Air Traffic Services (CATS) aircraft which was transporting gold from Bulawayo to Harare on Tuesday crash landed due to
engine failure, the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) said yesterday.
The Cessna 206 aircraft, which had two people on board, crash landed in Kennilworth, Bubi District in Matabeleland North.
It was reportedly transporting 22 kilogrammes of gold worth about $800 000.
The plane had taken off from Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport in Bulawayo and headed to Charles Prince Airport in Harare.
Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) Acting Flight Safety Standards Director James Danga confirmed the incident.
“Two people were on board and they sustained minor injuries.
“We don’t have much details on the incident yet but we have dispatched a team to the scene to conduct investigations” he said.