Malawi Vice President, Nine Other Officials Confirmed Dead In Plane Crash

The vice president of Malawi, Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima, and nine others have been confirmed killed by the country’s Defence Force ill-fated Aircraft.

The Defence Force Aircraft carrying the country’s Vice President, Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima and nine others, were said to be missing on Monday.

The Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Colleen Zamba, said that the aircraft took off from Lilongwe on Monday at 09:17am in the morning but failed to make its scheduled landing at Mzuzu International Airport at 10:02am.

It was gathered that soldiers, forest rangers and other security operatives were searching for the plane that also carried a former first lady after it went missing Monday morning while making the 45-minute flight from the southern African nation’s capital, Lilongwe, to the city of Mzuzu, around 370 kilometers (230 miles) to the north.

According to SaharaReporters, Air traffic controllers informed the plane not to attempt a landing at Mzuzu’s airport because of bad weather and poor visibility and asked it to turn back to Lilongwe.

The Air traffic control then lost contact with the aircraft and it disappeared from radar.

In a telecast on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, the Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera, said the wreckage of the military plane carrying Vice President Saulos Chilima was located in a mountainous area in the north of the country after a search that lasted more than a day, adding that seven passengers and three military crew members were on board.

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