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The aircraft carrying Malawi’s Vice President and nine others went missing 

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By Fatou Sillah 

The government of the Republic of Malawi through a press release anounced that the aircraft that is carrying the vice president Honourable Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima and nine others went missing but efforts are being made to locate the missing aircraft.

“The Office of the President and Cabinet wishes to inform the general public that the Malawi Defense Force Aircraft that left Lilongwe today, Monday 10™ 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,” The statement said.

“The statement went on to say that “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.

The public will be updated of any developments on the situation as facts are established,” the statement concludes.

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