Cape Town International Airport has confirmed an Angolan charter flight landed at the airport on Friday evening without the relevant permits.
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Only the crew were on board the flight, however passengers were planning to depart Friday evening.
Meanwhile, the grounding of the Angolan charter plane at Cape Town International Airport remains in place until the matter of the FOP is resolved, reports eNCA.
The aircraft entered South African air space illegally. In addition, the Transport Ministry said that this is until the mandatory permit is received.
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There were only crew on board and the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACCA) has established that they had relevant documentation such as passports. They were also suitably licensed and qualified but the plane did not have the required Foreign Operator’s Permit.
Accrording to Eyewitness News, the department says compliance with the Civil Aviation Regulations by any airline operator is important, and a violation of the country’s civil aviation laws is a matter they “take extremely seriously”.
Furthermore, the Angolan Embassy has apologised and requested assistance, and guidance on the way forward.