Saturday , May 8 2021

Finnish citizens killed in a plane crash in Maspingyo were on a hunting expedition

From the Staff Reporter

Two of the people who died in a plane crash in Masvigno last week were named top business directors in Finland.

Four people died while the private 6-seat single-engine Cessna S206 crashed in Chamanjirenji Hills near the Tokwane-Ngundu area.

She heads for Victoria Falls from Buffalo Airport in Chiredzi.

Three of the victims were from the European side of Finland.

The media reports referred to them as Peka Oyanpaa, 52, CEO of a company called Lassila & Tikanoja, Heikki Vappula, 51, head of UPM bio-refining, and Helsinki lawyer.

Commenting on the tragedy, UPM said, "We are grateful to Heike, who was a visionary and inspiring CEO, always hungry for results.

"His insights and energy will be greatly missed by colleagues as well as by business partners around the world."

The clash also claimed the life of Zimbabwe's pilot, Barry Steel, who was also a partner in the Buffalo Range Safaris.

According to reports from Helsinki, Finnish citizens have been on a hunting safari in the country.

The cause of the crash remains unknown.

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