One Person Unaccounted For After A Small Aircraft Crashes In The Zambezi Valley In Victoria Falls.
26 October 2020

Paul Nyathi

The thick Zambezi Valley

One person is reported to have died, two survived and one is unaccounted for after a Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) hired small plane crashed in the Zambezi Valley on Friday, sources have revealed.

The Cessna 182 small plane is reported to have gone down on Friday with two South Africans and two Zimbabweans on board in a mountainous area between Chirundu and the Zambezi Valley.

Hampered by thick forests and mountains, the searchers were frustrated until Sunday when another pilot spotted the wreckage.

ZimParks sources said that one person died on the spot, while two were injured. A third, described as a spotter, is reported to have walked away from the wreckage to seek help – but has not been seen or heard from since.

More details to follow