MAPUTO, March 27 (Xinhua) -- Mozambique Aviation authorities confirmed on Monday in Maputo that a private aircraft with 6 members crashed, killing 5 occupants and the other member's situation is yet clear.
The airplane was flying from Beira, Mozambique's second largest city to Harare, capital of Zimbabwe. It crashed against Vumba mount near the border of Mozambique and Zimbabwe and fell in Zimbabwe.
The civil aviation institute suspects that bad weather could be behind the crash.
"There was low visibility and the aircraft was flying at 8,000 feet when it was starting to descend. That's why it crashed," said Joao de Abreu, chairman of civil aviation institute.
"The plane certificates expire on April 30, 2017 and could operate occasional flights, the pilots have a long experience of flying in Mozambique for long years," added the chairman.
A technical commission led by Zimbabwe has been set up to investigate the real reasons behind the crash, and the Mozambican aviation authorities said they have the responsibility to cooperate with the commission, as some of the information fundamental for the investigation are in possession of the national authorities.