Four escape death as plane crash lands

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Walter Nyamukondiwa, Kariba Bureau

Four people aboard a single-engine Cessna plane are lucky to be alive
after it crash landed in the Luunga area of Binga yesterday (Wednesday) morning.

The engine of the plane, registration number ZSIZG a C210, which is
believed to have left Kariba Airport on Wednesday morning ceased
mid-air at Chibuyu in the Luunga area of Binga under chief Sinakatenge
about 180km from Binga.

The plane was headed for Sijarira Forests on the South Western shores
of Lake Kariba. Sijarira Forests are a hit with wilderness loving
tourists as they offer game viewing, fishing and swimming
opportunities.

They were rescued and transported to a camp in Sengwa for first aid
before they were ferried by a boat to Rhino Camp and later transferred
to a health facility in Kariba.