An Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane accidentally landed in Zambia at an airport under construction. The aircraft was actually on its way to an international airport 15 kilometres away.
The aircraft landed on Sunday without damage in the northern province of Copperbelt. The pilot was then able to fly to the original destination.
The pilot was in contact with traffic control just before landing. “Who said they couldnt see him,” said the Ministry of Transport, which added that the pilot landed on sight at the airport under construction. The incident is being investigated.
The new airport, Copperbelt International Airport, was to start operating in mid-2020. But as a result of the coronapandemic, the construction work has not yet been completed.