July 25, 2024
Plane Carrying Malawi’s VP Goes Missing
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Plane Carrying Malawi’s VP Goes Missing

A military aircraft carrying Malawi’s vice president Saulos Chilima has been reported missing after it failed to make a landing Monday morning, the government said.

The plane, which took off just after 9:00 am local time (0700 GMT), was carrying 51-year-old Chilima and nine others.

According to a government statement, “All efforts by aviation authorities to make contact with the aircraft since it went off the radar have failed thus far.” 

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President Lazarus Chakwera has ordered regional and national forces to conduct an “immediate search and rescue operation to locate the whereabouts of the aircraft”, the statement said.

Chakwera, who was due to travel to the Bahamas for a working visit, has since cancelled his trip.

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