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South African pilot ‘gatecrashes’ runway to help friend catch flight



A pilot flew into South Africa’s busiest airport, the Oliver Tambo International Airport, in the commercial capital Johannesburg in what has been described as an “unannounced landing.”

The pilot of the light aircraft had flown into the airport at a time when other bigger aircrafts were taxiing for takeoff.

The pilot apparently said he was dropping off a friend who needed to catch a flight.

Industry experts have berated the situation and said more needed to be done to prevent such gross infringements.

Authorities have reportedly confirmed the incident whose video clip has gone viral on social media. It has been met with mixed reactions mostly of outrage over the misuse of a national facility as crucial as the airport.

Details of who the pilot was and of the said aircraft remain sketchy but an investigation is expected to unravel the whether or not the pilot had adhered to standards.