Updated: Mid-air scare as KLM cargo plane drops brakes in Chitungwiza and crash lands

A KLM airlines cargo plane developed a technical fault and dropped brakes mid-air in Chitungwiza forcing it to crash-land at Robert Mugabe International Airport on Monday, Zim Morning Post has learnt.

There were no casualties and the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe officials who attended the scene said they were still investigating and reffered questions to their public relations department.

Residents said they had a loud bang and saw debris falling from the sky.

“I heard a loud noise and when I went out to investigate my daughter told me that she saw pieces of metal falling from the sky.

“Luckily it missed my neighbour’s house by a whisker and no one was hurt,” said one eyewitness.

This publication could also not immediately ascertain the goods that were aboard.