Malawi vice president Soulos Chilima. Photo/courtesy.

The plane carrying Malawi’s Vice President  Saulos Chilima goes missing after it failed to land as scheduled.

According to the secretary to the president and cabinet, Colleen Zamba, the plane carrying the Vice president took off at capital Lilongwe at 9:17 am and was expected to land at Mzuzu International Airport at 10:02, however the plane failed to arrive at its destination.

Aviation authorities in Malawi has made efforts to communicate with the aircraft without any success.

President Lazarus Chakwera has been brief about the incident and has ordered all regional and national agencies to commence the search and rescue operation.

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“As such the Commander of the Malawi Defence Forces, Gen Valentino Phiri, has since informed his Excellency Dr Lazarus Chakwera of the incident and the president has since canceled his departures for the Bahamas,” said Zamba.

Zamba added that the public will be informed on the developments when all facts are established.

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