A South African registered aircraft crash landed on Sunday near Jwaneng Airport, some 166 km southwest of Botswana’s capital Gaborone, the country’s transport ministry said on Monday.

A statement issued by the Botswana’s Ministry of Transport and Communications said the incident happened on Sunday at around 1:20 p.m..

“The aircraft was flying from Lanseria Airport in South Africa to Windhoek, Namibia, when it developed some technical problems and diverted to Jwaneng (a diamond mining township of Botswana),” said the statement.

According to the statement, the two passengers who were on board were evacuated safely.

The pilot then took off the plane so as to test it and unfortunately it crashed some 200 meters away from Jwaneng Airport’s runway.

The statement added that no injuries have been reported and the damage to the aircraft is confined to its undercarriage.

Less than two months ago, a Botswana Defense Force (BDF) pilot lost his life when a military aircraft he was operating crashed in the country’s capital city. Enditem


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