Malawi Vice President, Nine Others Killed in Plane Crash

Malawi Vice President, Nine Others Killed in Plane Crash
Malawi Vice President, Nine Others Killed in Plane Crash
Written by Harry Johnson

Malawi President Chakwera announced during a press conference on Tuesday that he had received confirmation from the MDF commander regarding the successful completion of the search-and-rescue mission, with the plane being located.

President of Malawi, Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, has announced that the wreckage of the military aircraft, which was carrying Vice President Saulos Klaus Chilima and nine other individuals, has been discovered. Tragically, there were no survivors found at the crash site.

President Chakwera has decided to cancel his scheduled journey to the Bahamas and has instead instructed a recovery mission for the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) aircraft. The aircraft had vanished from radar shortly after departing from the capital city of Lilongwe on Monday morning.

Malawi government officials have reported that the deceased Vice President, along with other individuals such as former First Lady Shanil Dzimbiri, were en route to the northern city of Mzuzu to attend the funeral of former Justice Minister Ralph Kasambara, who passed away four days prior. Despite the flight being planned for a duration of 45 minutes, the aircraft, reportedly navigating through adverse weather conditions, failed to reach its intended landing spot.

Earlier today, MDF spokesman informed the press that the aircraft could have gone down in Chikangawa Forest, causing search-and-rescue efforts to be hindered by foggy weather. Throughout the night and early morning, soldiers combed through Chikangawa Forest in search of the plane.

Malawi President Chakwera announced during a press conference on Tuesday that he had received confirmation from the MDF commander regarding the successful completion of the search-and-rescue mission, with the plane being located.

According to the President, the search-and-rescue team has discovered the aircraft in the vicinity of a hill within the Chikangawa Forest. Regrettably, the aircraft has been completely destroyed and there are no survivors. The impact of the incident resulted in the loss of all passengers on board.


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Harry Johnson

Harry Johnson has been the assignment editor for eTurboNews for mroe than 20 years. He lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is originally from Europe. He enjoys writing and covering the news.

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