Airplane carrying Malawi vice president may have crashed in forest, defence force says

By Thomson Reuters Jun 11, 2024 | 3:24 AM

BLANTYRE, Malawi (Reuters) – An airplane carrying Malawi’s Vice President Saulos Klaus Chilima may have crashed in the Chikangawa Forest, but it has not yet been found, a senior military official said on Tuesday.

Malawi Defence Force Commander Paul Valentino Phiri added that search and rescue operations had been hampered by thick forest and foggy weather affecting ground visibility.

(Reporting by Frank Phiri in Blantyre; Writing by Tannur Anders; Editing by Alexander Winning)