A private jet which had two people and was allegedly transporting 22 kilogrammes of gold worth about $800 000, yesterday crashed at around 2PM in Ward 19 in Kennilworth in Matabeleland North’s Bubi District. The two escaped with minor injuries.
Speaking to The Chronicle, Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) Acting Flight Safety Standards Director Mr James Danga confirmed the incident last night and said the two sustained minor injuries. Danga said the jet took off from Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport in Bulawayo and was flying to Charles Prince Airport in Harare although he could not immediately comment on the gold.
A source at the scene said the two survivors contacted Fawcett Security company whose guards were at the scene in no time and after a while another jet came and picked up the two. Fawcett security company regional manager in Bulawayo declined to comment.