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HomeInternationalMalawi vice president confirmed dead after wreckage of missing plane found

Malawi vice president confirmed dead after wreckage of missing plane found

Malawi’s Vice President Saulos Chilima has been killed in a plane crash, the president stated on Tuesday, after searchers situated the wreckage of the airplane.


Malawi’s vice president Saulos Chilima has been confirmed dead together with 9 others, after their missing navy plane was situated by armed forces.

Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera introduced in a reside tackle on Tuesday that the plane had been fully destroyed and everybody onboard was killed on impression.

Former first woman Shanil Dzimbiri, the ex-wife of former President Bakili Muluzi, was additionally on the plane, the president had stated. There have been seven passengers and three navy crew members onboard.

The plane was found wrecked in a foggy forest by search groups. It disappeared throughout its 45-minute flight from Lilongwe, the capital, to Mzuzu, situated roughly 370 kilometers to the north.

Air visitors controllers advised the plane to not try a touchdown at Mzuzu’s airport as a result of of dangerous climate and poor visibility and requested it to show again to Lilongwe, Chakwera stated in an tackle late Monday night time. Air visitors management then misplaced contact with the plane and it disappeared from radar, he stated.

Chakwera expressed his thanks for help from the US, the UK, Norway, and Israel, who offered specialised applied sciences to help within the search.

The group was touring to Mzuzu to attend the funeral of a former authorities minister. Chilima had simply returned from an official go to to South Korea on Sunday.


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