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JUST IN: Missing Plane Carrying Malawi Vice President, Ex First Lady, 8 Others Found.

The missing plane carrying Malawi Vice president, Saulos Chilima and nine others has been found crashed into a forest.

Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera confirmed the development on Tuesday 11th June, 2024 saying there were no survivors.

He said “The plane has been found and I am deeply saddened and sorry to inform you all, it has turned out to be a terrible tragedy,” he said, in a televised address.

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The crash occurred weeks after Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi died in a helicopter crash.

Malawian searchers found the wreckage of the plane that was carrying Chilima on Tuesday, a day after the aircraft went missing in bad weather.

The military plane carrying Chilima, 51, and nine others disappeared on Monday after it failed to land in the northern city of Mzuzu due to poor visibility and was told to return to the capital, Lilongwe.

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The group departed just after 9:00 am (0700 GMT) from Lilongwe on Monday to attend the funeral of a former cabinet minister some 370 kilometres (230 miles) away in Mzuzu.

Malawi’s former first lady Shanil Dzimbiri was also on board.

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