Malawi Vice President and Nine Others Missing on Plane

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

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

“The Civilian Aviation Authority has confirmed that it has not landed at any airports,” Sikwese said in a statement.

Chilima was arrested and charged in 2022 over claims that he had taken money in exchange for government contracts, according to the outlet.

In May, a prosecutor dropped the corruption charges against Chilima.

The outlet noted that Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera had “deployed a search and rescue operation that included both national and regional agencies” in response to the missing plane.

News of the missing plane comes a month after it was reported that a plane carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and other officials had gone missing during severe weather in a mountainous part of the country and crashed.

Elizabeth Weibel
Elizabeth Weibel
Maryland raised. Virginia based.

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