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JUST IN: Missing Plane Carrying Malawi’s VP Found With No Survivors

The plane carrying Malawi’s Vice President, Saulos Chilima which went missing on Monday has been found with no survivors.

Gatekeepers News reports that President Lazarus Chakwera made the announcement during a press briefing on Tuesday.

The aircraft which had the 51-year-old vice-president and nine others aboard went missing after it failed to land at the Mzuzu International Airport in Lilongwe.

The Vice President who was with the former First Lady, Shanil Dzimbiri among others was on his way to represent the government at the burial of Ralph Kasambara, former minister, who died four days ago.

The plane had flown in bad weather and was turned back from landing at the airport because of poor visibility.

Subsequently, on receiving the news of the missing plane on Monday, Chakwera cancelled a trip to the Bahamas and ordered national and local authorities to “conduct an immediate search and rescue operation to locate the whereabouts of the aircraft”

The president said while giving updates “The search and rescue operation I ordered to find the missing plane that carried our vice president and nine others has been completed,” the president said while providing an update.”

“The plane has been found. I am deeply saddened and sorry to inform you that it has turned out to be a terrible tragedy.”
The president said the rescue team found the aircraft completely destroyed.
Chilima had been vice-president of Malawi since 2014.”

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