The information was confirmed by the secretary of the Ministry of Transport, Misheck Lungu, quoted by the agency France-Presse (AFP), who said that the plane landed on Sunday “by mistake” on the runway of the future Copperbelt International Airport, in the northern Zambian province. of Copperbel. Currently, the airport that operates in the region is Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe, located 15 kilometers away.
“At the time of landing, [o piloto] was in communication with the air traffic controllers and they said ‘we don’t see you’, “Lungu explained to AFP.
“He landed following what he saw, since he was not guided, and landed at an airport under construction,” he added.
In a video, which was shared through social networks, it is possible to see construction workers surprised by the plane that crosses the airport.
Lungu reported that the landing caused no damage and that a “full report” on the incident will be made.
Subsequently, the pilot managed to take off again and arrived at the predicted destination.
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