The Zambia Airports Corporation has refuted reports that there was a plane crash at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka leading to the runaway getting closed.
The Corporation said in a short statement that contrary to reports, there has been no plane accident at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport.
“A small plane had a technical difficulty due to a broken undercarriage which led to the runway being blocked for a short period of time. During this time, one commercial flight was diverted,” it said.
The Corporation said the plane has since been towed and flights are landing as normal.
Reports emerged earlier on Sunday that the KKIA runway was closed after an incident involving a plane.
Emirates and Ethiopian airlines that were due to land were said to have been diveted to Harare International Airport in Zimbabwe.