By CHINOYI CHIPULU
Two Zambia Air Force (ZAF) officers have died in a plane crash in Livingstone.
ZAF Director Public Relations & Foreign Liaison Lieutenant Colonel Hellen Chota confirmed in a statement that ZAF recorded an air crash at 11:00 hours involving the SF-260 TW light trainer aircraft.
Lt Col Chota identified the deceased as Zambia Air Force Livingstone Station Commander, Colonel Lyson Siame, 42 and Second Lieutenant Kalasa Bwalya aged 27.
“The two seater aircraft registration number AF-545 crashed approximately Thirty-Eight (38) kilometres North of Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport,” she said.
She said the bodies of the deceased have been deposited at Batoka Mortuary, Livingstone Central Hospital.
“ZAF has convened a Board of Inquiry to establish the cause of the air crash and Commander, Lieutenant General Colin Barry extends his heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of the deceased personnel and to the ZAF family as a whole.