Air Zimbabwe plane makes emergency landing in ThailandChristian Fernsby ▼ | July 1, 2020
An Air Zimbabwe plane declared an emergency shortly after take-off from Bangkok, Thailand, following a left engine technical fault, the airline said.
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The aircraft landed safely back in Bangkok with its 17 crew and two passengers.
The 29 year old Boeing 767-200 ER developed an “abnormal engine parameter which necessitated a precautionary left engine shut down in accordance with established standard operating procedures,” Air Zimbabwe said in a statement.
The aircraft was running a special repatriation service for South African and Zimbabwean citizens stranded in Asia following the global coronavirus pandemic. ■