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Zimbabwe plane incident was drill

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Incident at Harare International Airport confirmed as drill
  • Early reports were of an accident involving Air Zimbabwe plane
  • Official: "This was a usual drill for the period. We do this once every three years"
RELATED TOPICS
  • Zimbabwe

(CNN) -- An incident originally reported as a plane accident Thursday at the Harare International Airport in Zimbabwe was a drill, British and Zimbabwean officials said.

Officials in Zimbabwe originally said the incident involved a Boeing 767 out of London.

"This was a usual drill for the period. We do this once every three years. This was for the benefit of our police personnel, security, aviation, medics, hospital -- everyone was involved," said David Chawata, chief executive of the Zimbabwe Aviation Authority. "This exercise helps the general preparedness of our facilities here."

 
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