Mozambique’s civil aviation institute has said that it believes that the pilot of a plane that crashed last month deliberately caused the accident.
Mozambican Airlines’s flight TM470 left the capital Maputo bound for Angola on 29 November but crashed over Namibia, killing all 33 people all board.
The head of the institute Joao Abreu said preliminary investigations show the pilot made a “deliberate series of manoeuvres” causing the crash.
The investigation is continuing.
Mr Abreu did not say what he thought would have motivated the pilot, Hermino dos Santos Fernandes, to do such a thing.
Mr Dos Santos Fernandes ignored warning sounds and pounding on the cockpit door which are audible on recordings recovered from the plane, Mr Abreu said.
The plane was one of the newest in the airline’s flight.
Mozambican Airlines was banned from airspace in the European Union in 2011, along with all other carriers certified in Mozambique.