A South African Airways plane carrying 70 passengers and four crew members was the centre of hijacking allegations on Monday, which turned out to be a false alarm.
The SA Airlink plane landed at the Wonderboom Airport in Gauteng and a hijack alert was set off accidentally.
Mandatory procedures were activated.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said in a statement that regardless of the hijacking being a false alarm, officials acted to the best of their ability.
CAA is confident that in the event of a real hijacking, South Africa is equipped to handle the situation.
The CAA’s Phindiwe Gwebu said: “As a country I think we should be proud that should an eventuality happen we are ready to deal with it.”