Malawi’s Vice President Missing After Aircraft Disappears from Radar

An aircraft carrying Malawi’s Vice-President Saulos Chilima and nine others has gone missing, sparking a national search and rescue operation.

The plane, which was scheduled to land at Mzuzu International Airport in northern Malawi, lost contact with aviation authorities, who have since been unable to re-establish communication.

In response, President Lazarus Chakwera has ordered an immediate search operation and canceled his own flight to the Bahamas to oversee the efforts. The incident has caused widespread concern across the country, as authorities work tirelessly to locate the missing aircraft and its passengers.

The disappearance has prompted discussions on the safety and reliability of air travel in Malawi, with calls for thorough investigations and potential improvements in aviation protocols.

The situation remains tense as the nation awaits further updates on the whereabouts of Vice-President Chilima and the others aboard the aircraft.

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