"They came to cut my head off" - Living in fear
A light aircraft belonging to the Mozambican company ETA crashed in the central province of Manica, near the border with Zimbabwe, on Monday morning, killing all six people on board, four passengers and two crew members.
The chairperson of the regulatory body, the National Civil Aviation Institute (INCM), Joao de Abreu, said that the plane, which was flying from Beira to Harare, came down in mountainous territory in the administrative post of Machipanda-Chiujo.
The cause of the crash is not yet known, but it was raining heavily in Manica and Sofala provinces.
The plane was working for the company Cornelder de Mocambique, which holds the lease on the port of Beira. According to the district police commander, Gelindo Vumbuca, the dead include the Chief Executive Officer of Cornelder, Adelino Mesquita (who is the brother of Mozambican Transport Minister Carlos Mesquita).
Other members of the Cornelder management also lost their lives, including the financial director, and a senior legal expert.Source: AIM
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