Malawi Vice-President’s Aircraft Goes Missing


Saulos Chilima, the vice president of Malawi, is missing when an aircraft disappears.
According to a statement from the president’s office, a plane carrying nine other passengers and Vice President Saulos Chilima of Malawi has vanished. The Malawi Defense Force aircraft broke radar contact on Monday morning after taking off from the country’s capital, Lilongwe.
The search-and-rescue mission has begun.
The plane was scheduled to arrive at Mzuzu International Airport, in the northern part of the country, a little after 10:00 local time (09:00 BST). President Lazarus Chakwera instantly launched search and rescue operations after aviation officials were unable to contact the aircraft. The head of the Defense Forces notified the President of the event, which caused him to postpone his Monday night departure to the Bahamas.
Continued Initiatives and Official Declarations
The president’s office said, “The public will be updated on any developments as facts are established.” As General Valentino Phiri stated, it is still unknown what caused the aircraft to vanish. In the meantime, Information Minister Moses Kunkuyu assured the BBC that the aircraft’s location is “intensive.”
The Objective and History of the Vice-President
Vice President Chilima was en route to attend Ralph Kasambara’s funeral. Kasambara, a former cabinet minister, died three days ago. Prior to entering politics, Chilima held prominent leadership positions in global companies, including Unilever and Coca-Cola. The 51-year-old, who has been Malawi’s vice president since 2014, is married and has two kids.

Vice President Saulos Chilima’s aircraft vanished unexpectedly, prompting the Malawian administration to act quickly. Search and rescue efforts are currently in progress. The public will be informed as additional details become available, and the country eagerly anticipates news about the Vice President and his fellow passengers.


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