Air Zimbabwe’s Boeing 767-200ER which was stuck in Bangkok to undergo an engine change on Thursday and Friday is now back in service.
The repair made passengers furious saying they had not been informed of it in advance.
The plane, under charter to Maple Aviation Limited, flew first to Kuala Lumpur after being certified as flight-worthy before flying across the South China Sea to Guangzhou in China where it collected mainly South Africans wanting to return home and bringing them back to Kuala Lumpur.
Last night it was expected to make a second trip from Kuala Lumpur to China, Wuhan, to pick up more Zimbabweans and South Africans.
It will return first to Kuala Lumpur to consolidate the passenger list before flying back to Harare via Johannesburg, most likely on Wednesday.
The engine change was undertaken with the help of Thai and Bangkok-based Japanese Nippon Airways engineers under the supervision of the two Air Zimbabwe engineers after ten Air Zimbabwe engineers originally supposed to undertake the refitting were refused entry into Thailand on health quarantine grounds by Thai authorities.
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