A French military plane was forced to land at Masvingo airport after a suspected engine failure.According to sources, the plane was headed for Lusaka and was scheduled to stop for refueling in Harare. The sources said one of the engines developed a fault and as a precautionary measure, the plane landed in Masvingo at around 5.pm on Saturday.
Contacted for comment, the Air Force of Zimbabwe declined to comment and referred all questions to the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ).
Attempts to get a comment from CAAZ were fruitless as the Public Relations Manager, Mrs Anna Hungwe referred all questions to the General Manager, Mr David Chawota.
Mr Chawota told the ZBC News that he was on the highway and would comment later.
The plane has since left Masvingo Airport after engineers attended to the fault.