Air Zimbabwe may reschedule its flights after catching fire yesterday on a route to Harare from Johannesburg South Africa.
Zimbabwe’s flag carrier caught fire on its daily Flight Number UM467 between the two African cities.
“Air Zimbabwe wishes to inform the public that their Boeing 767-200ER serving flight UM 462 (JNB/HRE) on 28 April 2019 experienced a malfunction on one of its engines resulting in a brief tail pipe fire,” the flight management said in a press statement.
“We regret to inform our valuable passengers that this incident may result in a disruption of our normal schedule.”
Air Zimbabwe has always been rocked with challenges as the airlines have been making losses for a long time.
Besides catching fire, an Air Zimbabwe was also denied an emergency landing in Bulawayo after developing problems mid-air last year.
Zimbabwe’s flag carrier was also banned from flying into the European Union over safety concerns.
Minister of Transport Joram Gumbo was also quoted last year calling the airlines a sinking company.
The Air Zimbabwe Management, however, said the malfunction did not threaten the continuation of the flight and safety of the crew and passengers on board and it landed safely in Harare at 2035hrs.
“Our engineers have commenced the requisite investigations and a report will be issued in due course,” said the management.