Bulawayo airport closed after lightning strikes control tower

5 years ago
Thu, 02 Nov 2017 01:08:21 GMT
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Bulawayo airport closed after lightning strikes control tower

Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport in Bulawayo was temporarily closed on Tuesday night after the Traffic Control Tower was struck by lightning. An Air Zimbabwe plane from Harare International Airport aborted landing and made a U-turn back to the capital.

Airport manager Mr Edmore Murungweni confirmed the incident and said that the issue was fixed yesterday. Said Murungweni:

A bolt of lighting struck at around 6pm yesterday and this affected our runway lights. Matabeleland has been going through some adverse weather conditions and such weather tends to take a toll on equipment at times. Our teams worked round the clock and all is in order now. All operations have resumed and I would like to urge all potential travellers to go ahead and book their flights as we have managed to rectify the problem.

More: Herald

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