An Air Zimbabwe passenger plane suffered a “malfunction” in one of its engines after flying out of South Africa’s main international airport on Sunday, causing a “brief tail pipe fire”, the carrier said in a statement.
The “malfunction” did not threaten the continuation of the flight, and the Boeing 767-200ER landed safely in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, Air Zimbabwe added.
A Twitter user reported that there had been a “fire in the air” after the plane left OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg:
An investigation was under way to establish the cause of the “malfunction”, the airline said.
“We regret to inform our valued passengers that this incident may result in a disruption to our normal schedule,” it added.