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Plane Carrying Malawian Vice President Saulos Chilima Goes Missing

Search and rescue operations underway.

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Government of Malawi say Malawi Defense Force Aircraft which had Vice President Saulos Chilima and 9 others on board failed to make its scheduled landing-efforts by aviation authorities to make contact with the aircraft have failed thus far.

Search and rescue operations underway.

“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 09:17 Hours, carrying the Vice President, the Right Honourable Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima, and nine others, failed to make its scheduled landing at Mzuzu International Airport at 10:02.” Reads part of the statement released by the government.

“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 and national agencies to conduct an immediate search and rescue operation to locate the whereabouts of the aircraft.”

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