An aircraft carrying Malawi’s Vice-President, Saulos Chilima, and nine others has gone missing, a statement from the presidential office has announced.

“All efforts by aviation authorities to make contact with the Aircraft since it went off the radar have failed thus far,” Malawi’s Office of the President and Cabinet said in a statement.

The statement said President Lazarus Chakwera has ordered a search and rescue operation after aviation officials were unable to contact the aircraft.


Fears As Plane Carrying Malawi’s Vice President Goes Missing

The government said the aircraft was supposed to land at the Mzuzu International Airport, in the country’s north, just after 10:00 local time (11:00 BST).

After being informed of the incident President Chakwera cancelled his scheduled flight to the Bahamas.



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