Landing error. An Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane accidentally landed at an airport under construction in northern Zambia, according to an official with the Zambian Ministry of Transport. This landing did not result in no damage.
The plane landed “by mistake” on the runway of the future Copperbelt International Airport, said Permanent Secretary of the Transport Ministry, Misheck Lungu. “When it was time to land, (the pilot) was in communication with the air traffic controllers and they told him ‘we can’t see you,'” he told AFP. “so it landed in sight, since he was not guided and landed at an airport still under construction ”.
After this inadvertent maneuver, the pilot was able to take off again onplane to your originally planned destination. Investigators will write a “full report” on this incident.
The opening of the Copperbelt International Airport was originally scheduled for mid-2020, but was delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic.