South African authorities have confiscated a plane from Tanzania's national airline, the Tanzanian government said.
The Airbus 220-300 was scheduled to fly on Friday from Johannesburg, South Africa, to the Tanzanian capital Dar es Salaam.
It was not immediately clear why the measure was taken and the South African authorities did not comment.
However, a retired farmer said the plane had been confiscated because the Tanzanian government did not owe him $ 33 million (£ 28.8 million) as compensation
Lawyer Roger Wakefield told the BBC that the money was awarded after the Government of Tanzania confiscated the lands of the South African farmer In a statement released on Friday Air Tanzania stated that it would "expect flight schedule adjustments due to unforeseen circumstances" however, did not disclose any further details.
Airline CEO Ladislaus Matindi told Reuters that arrangements had been made to allow passengers to continue their journey on another flight Tanzanian President John Magufuli is hoping for a revival
The move takes place barely two months after the opening of the air connection from Air Tanzania to South Africa.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli has launched attempts to revitalize the state airline to boost tourism and make the country an important transportation hub
When the president was elected in 2015, there was only one plane. Since then, millions of dollars have been spent on the purchase of eight new aircraft. Former suppliers.
It's also not the first time that Air Tanzania has confiscated an airplane. In 2017, the Canadian construction company Stirling Civil Engineering seized the airline's new Bombardier Q400 aircraft in Canada worth $ 38 million.
The Q400 was released in March 2018 after the Tanzanian Prime Minister and Attorney General negotiated its release. No information was given on the conditions of the comparison.