NEW: Aircraft carrying Malawi VP reported missing

10 Jun, 2024 - 19:06 0 Views
NEW: Aircraft carrying Malawi VP reported missing Malawi Vice President Saulos Chilima

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A PLANE carrying Malawi Vice President Saulos Chilima and nine other people has gone missing after it failed to make a scheduled landing at Mzuzu International Airport this morning.

 

Secretary to the Malawi President and Cabinet Colleen Zamba confirmed in a statement that VP Chilima was aboard a Malawi Defense Force Aircraft with nine others before it went off the radar.

 

Zamba said aviation efforts to make contact with the plane have so far been fruitless and an immediate search and rescue operation is being conducted.

 

“The office of the President and Cabinet wishes to inform the general public that the Malawi Defense Force Aircraft that left Lilongwe today, Monday 10th June 2024 at 09:17hrs carrying the Vice President, the Right Honourable Dr Saulos Klaus Chilima and nine others failed to make a scheduled landing at Mzuzu International Airport at 10:02.

 

“All efforts by aviation authorities to make contact with the aircraft since it went off the radar have failed thus far. As such, the Commander of the Malawi Defense Force, General Valentino Phiri, has since informed His Excellency Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera of the incident and the President has since canceled his scheduled departure for the Bahamas and ordered all regional agencies to conduct an immediate search and rescue operation to locate the whereabouts of the plane,” said Zamba.

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