Indian Billionaire And Son Among Six Killed In Private Plane Crash In Zimbabwe

Gursharan Bhalla
Updated on Oct 02, 2023, 15:59 IST- 3 min read -130 Shares

An Indian billionaire and his son were among the six individuals killed when their private plane crashed near a diamond mine in southwestern Zimbabwe after experiencing a technical fault, according to media reports.

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What happened?

Harpal Randhawa, the owner of RioZim, a diversified mining company producing gold and coal as well as refining nickel and copper, along with his son and four others was killed when the plane crashed.

When and where?

The crash happened in the Zvamahande area of Mashava, iHarare, a news and media website in Zimbabwe, reported.

The Cessna 206 aircraft, owned by RioZim, was en route from capital Harare to the Murowa diamond mine when the tragic incident occurred on Friday.?The single-engined aircraft crashed near the Murowa Diamonds mine, which is partly owned by RioZim.

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Why did the plane crash?

The plane experienced a technical fault, possibly resulting in a mid-air explosion, before plummeting into Peter Farm in the Zvamahande region.?"The Murowa Diamond Company (RioZim)-owned white and red Zcam aircraft had left capital Harare for the mine at 6 am and crashed about 6km from Mashava," police said.

Who was on board?

All passengers and crew onboard lost their lives in this accident, the report said.?The Herald, a state-owned daily newspaper, quoted police as saying four of the victims were foreigners and the other two Zimbabweans. However, names of the deceased are yet to be released by the police

"The Zimbabwe Republic Police reports a plane crash which occurred on September 29 between 7.30 am and 8 am, where six people are confirmed dead," police said.

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