Report: Plane Carrying Malawi Vice President, Nine Other People Missing

Report: Plane Carrying Malawi Vice President, Nine Other People Missing


A plane carrying the vice president of Malawi, a southeast African country, and nine other people is reportedly missing.

Malawi Vice President Saulos Chilima and nine other people are reportedly missing after departing from Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, around 9:17 a.m. for the funeral of former Malawi Attorney General Ralph Kasambara, Lucky Sikwese, an aide in Chilima’s office, confirmed, according to the New York Times.

The aircraft reportedly disappeared from radar systems, and officials have not been able to get into contact with the plane.

Sikwese said aviation officials had confirmed that the Malawi Defense Force aircraft had “not landed at any of the airports” after the plane had missed its landing at Mzuzu International Airport due to severe weather.

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