Ethiopia detains vintage air rally pilots

A Waco YMF-5D biplane sits on the runway on November 20, 2016 in Khartoum airport during the Vintage Air Rally (VAR).Image copyright
AFP

Image caption

The vintage planes had taken off from Sudan for the three-hour flight into Ethiopia

The pilots of at least 20 aircraft taking part in a vintage plane rally have been detained in Ethiopia, officials have told the BBC.

The Vintage Air Rally planes crossed “illegally” into Ethiopian from Sudan, officials say, and are currently impounded at an airport in Gambela.

The rally has been suspended while talks take place to try to resolve the situation.

Earlier, a UK pilot who went missing during the rally was found safe.

On its Facebook page, Vintage Air Rally said that Maurice Kirk, 72, was with other pilots in Gambela who were all “safe and accounted for”.

Africa Live: Updates on this and other news stories

The planes, dating from the 1920s and 1930s, took off from the Greek island of Crete on 12 November on a 13,000km (8,000 mile) journey to

Read More Here:


AddisNews is not responsible for the contents or reliability of any other websites to which we get contents from and provide a link and do not necessarily endorse the views expressed by them.

Comments

comments

Click Here to Read More on AddisNews

See Also:  Ethiopian Airlines to Resume Flights to Asmara, Eritrea

Recommended For You

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.