Malawi Vice President Missing as Plane Disappears Over Malawi

Written by Henrik Rothen

Jun.10 - 2024 7:21 PM CET

Photo: Wiki Commons
Photo: Wiki Commons
Vice President and nine others missing as plane vanishes over Malawi.

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A plane carrying ten people, including Malawi's Vice President Saulos Chilima, has vanished without a trace, prompting a massive search operation in southeastern Africa.

Radar Contact Lost

The aircraft mysteriously disappeared from radar shortly after taking off from Lilongwe, the nation's capital, en route to Mzuzu International Airport in northern Malawi.

The sudden loss of contact has left authorities scrambling for answers.

In response to the crisis, President Lazarus Chakwera has canceled his scheduled trip to the Bahamas.

The president's office confirmed the search efforts, but as of now, there has been no contact with the missing plane.

Search and Uncertainty

Despite the ongoing search operation, there are no signs of a crash or any reported problems in the region, adding to the confusion and concern surrounding the plane's disappearance.

Malawi, located in southeastern Africa, borders Tanzania, Zambia, and Mozambique.

Political Background

Vice President Saulos Chilima has served under President Lazarus Chakwera since 2020, following a pivotal election where Chakwera ousted the long-standing leadership of the Mutharika brothers and their DPP party.

Despite the change in leadership, Malawi continues to grapple with poverty and corruption.

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