Cabin crew disowns corpse found in plane PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 15 February 2016 18:38

The cabin crew of the cargo plane which was carrying a dead body found in an air conditioning vault at the Harare International Airport have professed ignorance over the existence of the corpse in the air craft.

The American plane, which was carrying a consignment of cash belonging to the Reserve Bank of South Africa, has since been impounded pending investigations.

South Africa Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Vusi Mavimbela said officials from the Reserve Bank of South Africa and the cabin crew professed ignorance over the body.

He said the person could have smuggled himself into the plane, adding that the Reserve Bank of South Africa is appealing for the urgent release of the consignment.

The Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Cde Joram Gumbo described the incident as a diplomatic issue, adding that the release of the cargo plane is now being spearheaded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Zimbabwe Republic Police National Spokesperson, Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said they are keen to establish the cause of the death and other critical issues.

The American cargo plane, flight number AJK 4130 from Germany to Durban was hired by South Africa to carry money for its central bank.

The pilot is alleged to have lost signal prompting him to seek an emergence landing at the Harare International Airport where the dead body was discovered.


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