JOHANNESBURG - Airport authorities on Thursday said that an investigation into an unusual landing by a small aircraft at OR Tambo International Airport on August 29 is gaining momentum.
According to sources, the pilot had said he needed to drop off a friend, who was catching another flight.
The flight took off from the New Tempe Airport in the Free State, and landed at OR Tambo as around 1.25pm.
A preliminary information released by the authorities revealed that it was a private flight with three occupants, including the pilot who holds a Private Pilot’s Licence.
The low-wing aircraft is a single-engined RV-10 aircraft, which seats four occupants and is classified by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) as an amateur-built plane mainly used for recreational purposes and one sold in kit form.