AirZim planes are death traps?

AirZim planes are death traps?
Published: 06 December 2018 (236 Views)
Air Zimbabwe planes have no functioning  oxygen masks inside their planes, it has been alleged.

A prominent medical doctor from Bulawayo who declined to be named for professional reasons narrated to us that last week a passenger developed a complication inside the plan and they tried to administer oxygen to her but all the tanks were empty.

"I was traveling with my colleague from Harare to Bulawayo aboard AirZimbabwe last week and suddenly when we were just leaving one female passenger developed a medical complication and we tried to help her.

"We asked for oxygen and all the tanks were empty, the flight had to do emergence landing and the passengers had to disembark while medical care was sought for the passenger.

"A rescue ambulance had to bring the oxygen and the flight delayed for about an hour." The doctor said.

In October, Air Zimbabwe passengers were left seething with anger at the weekend after a plane chattered by the troubled flag-carrier developed problems mid-air only to be refused emergency landing in Bulawayo.

The South Africa-registered plane developed technical problems mid-air while returning to Harare. The pilot reportedly requested emergency landing at Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport only to be told that it was closed for the night.

Air Zimbabwe runs a tiny fleet of ageing aircraft: two Boeings, an Airbus and one propeller plane. The company has been severely mismanaged and is currently struggling under a debt of around $300 million.

The company has since been put under Reconstruction.


- Byo24News

 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

List of Zimbabwean celebrities who became politicians

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 April 2019 | 90 Views

NSSA pensioners are 'dying a little each day'

by Tondo | 22 April 2019 | 70 Views

The Gukurahundi Solution

by The Gukurahundi Solution | 22 April 2019 | 70 Views

Is there the biblical 'Lot's wife' among us?

by Tondorindo | 22 April 2019 | 68 Views

Just enjoying our Katuruturu as it is now Zituruturu

by MuHwisiry Chaiyeiye | 22 April 2019 | 63 Views

'Army now fed up with civilians' Jonathan Moyo says

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 April 2019 | 91 Views

WATCH: Apostle Vutabwashe blasts Mnangagwa's government

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 April 2019 | 129 Views

Analysts defend Tinashe Kachingwe

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 April 2019 | 76 Views

'Corruption and cronyism worrying Mnangagwa' ZANU PF MP says

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 April 2019 | 104 Views

ZANU PF launches 10 000 youths to fight for a mine?

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 April 2019 | 110 Views

Cyclone Idai victims resist tent homes

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 80 Views

Price controls the only way to go, says Mutodi

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 72 Views

Chamisa faces VPs Dilemma

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 89 Views

Cyclone Idai donations 'looting' soldiers freed

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 70 Views

Churches taking anti-sanctions crusade to opposition parties

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 62 Views

Registrar of Deeds dragged to court

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 58 Views

Chamisa urged to back Mwonzora's bid

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 75 Views

Bosso, Dembare beaten again

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 71 Views

Minister fouls Mnangagwa's plans fouled by Owen Ncube

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 81 Views

Tsvangirai turning in his grave, says daughter

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 65 Views

Mnangagwa pleads with Diasporans

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 68 Views

Chamisa unveils Mwonzora, Mudzuri rescue plan

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 61 Views

11 dead in kombi, Honda fit head-on accident

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 74 Views

War vets slam bread price hike

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 119 Views

Charumbira calls for truce in boundary row

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 97 Views

Mnangagwa hopeful on economy

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 114 Views

Revolution is the great teacher

by Reason Wafawarova | 22 April 2019 | 90 Views

Econet raises RTGS$479 287 for Idai relief through EcoCash

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 80 Views

Chief Mvuthu's family in fresh wrangle

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 81 Views

'Mnangagwa to crack whip on errand businesses'

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 81 Views

Artisanal miner shot dead

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 84 Views

'Zimbabwe public finances in bad shape'

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 42 Views

It's time for South Africa to rethink the economy

by Tapiwa Gomo | 22 April 2019 | 75 Views

'Mnangagwa won't take Zimbabwe anywhere'

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 85 Views

Military rifle recovered from poachers

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 83 Views

MDC led council not going back on tariff increase

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 73 Views