A military plane carrying Malawi's vice president is missing and a search is underway

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — A military plane carrying Malawi's vice president and nine others went missing Monday and a search is underway, the president's office said.

The plane carrying 51-year-old Vice President Saulos Chilima left the southern African nation's capital, Lilongwe, at 9.17 a.m. but failed to land as scheduled around 45 minutes later at Mzuzu International Airport, about 370 kilometers (230 miles) to the north.

Aviation authorities lost contact with the plane when it "went off radar," according to a statement from Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera's office. Chakwera ordered a se...

 

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