A authorities official reported that an Ethiopian Airways cargo aircraft flying from Addis Ababa into Zambia unintentionally landed at an airport that’s nonetheless below building on Monday, April 5.
The aircraft landed on the incompleted airport that’s at present served by Simon Kwasa Kapwepwe Worldwide Airport in Zambia’s northern Copperbelt province on Sunday.
Mishek Lungu, the transport ministry’s everlasting secretary mentioned the pilot landed ‘by error’.
‘When he was about to land he was speaking with the radar and so they advised him, ‘We will’t see you’,’ Lungu advised AFP. ‘So he used his sight as he had no management and landed at an airport nonetheless below building’ Lungu added.
Ethiopian Airways has confirmed the incident and has confirmed that an investigation is ongoing with Zambian authorities.
In an e-mail response to AFP, a spokesperson talked about that pilots had not been notified of the development work of the brand new airport that has the ‘identical runway-heading orientation’ as the present one.
‘The truth that there was no NOTAM (discover to airmen)… and the shut proximity between the 2 airports might have contributed to the incident,’ the spokesperson mentioned.