Light plane crashes into Zambezi river

A light aeroplane carrying a white couple Jay Ericson and his wife has crashed into the Zambezi river after hitting into a ZESCO electricity pylon, Zambezi District Commisoner Lawrence Kayumba has confirmed to ZNBC.

The fate of the couple of Kitorokoshi Mission Hospital is still unknown as local people continue to search for the plane wreckage. Kayumba said the pilot and his wife were flying from Chavuma where they had ferried some passengers to the mission hospital where the accident had happened along the Zambezi river around 16:00 hours.

He added that the accident happened about 5 kilometres away from Mize palace in Zambezi District.

He said frantic efforts are underway to trace the couple and the wreckage of the plane.

 

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