Updated June 11th, 2024 at 12:58 IST

Malawi Vice President Saulos Chilima And 9 Others Killed in Plane Crash

The plane carrying 51-year-old Vice President Saulos Chilima left the capital, Lilongwe, but failed to make its scheduled landing at Mzuzu International Airport

Reported by: Digital Desk
Malawi Vice President Saulos Chilima,left, and his wife Mary disembark from a plane upon his return from South Korea in Lillongwe, June 9, 2024. | Image:(AP Photo)
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New Delhi: Malawi Vice President Saulos Chilima was killed in a plane crash, said Malawi President's office in a press release on Tuesday, June 11. A military plane carrying Malawi's vice president and nine others went missing Monday and a search was underway for the same. However, Chilima along with the 9 others onboard have been confirmed dead. 

The plane carrying 51-year-old Vice President Saulos Chilima left the capital, Lilongwe, but failed to make its scheduled landing at Mzuzu International Airport about 370 kilometers (230 miles) to the north around 45 minutes later. The aviation authorities lost contact with the plane after it went “off radar”. 

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Published June 11th, 2024 at 12:58 IST