July 11 2017 – A JOHANNESBURG-BOUND Air Zimbabwe plane was yesterday reportedly forced to make an emergency landing at Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport in Bulawayo after it suddenly lost cabin pressure and automatically ejected gas masks.
Although the airline’s chief executive Ripton Muzenda could not be reached for comment, sources confirmed the incident, saying a team of aircraft engineers had been sent to the airport to investigate the cause of the mishap.
“There was loss of cabin pressure on the plane and the system functioned well to release the gas masks from overhead. The pilot reduced height and was able to turn back and safely land at Joshua Nkomo International Airport,” says the source.
” All the passengers were safe and were transferred to another plane that had to fly through Victoria Falls en-route to Johannesburg.”
This come after reports saying that the EU had banned the beleagured airline from its airspace over security concerns.
Last year, another Air Zimbabwe plane flying from Johannesburg has a cabin water leak leaving passengers drenched after the air conditioning system malfunctioned. – NewsDay