Malawi’s vice president, nine others killed in helicopter crash

Malawi’s vice-president, Saulos Chilima, and nine other people have been killed in a plane crash, the country’s president, Lazarus Chakwera, said in a live televised address, media outlets reported.

The wreckage of the military plane carrying Chilima to a funeral of an ex-minister on Monday was found on a hillside in the Chikangawa forest, a mountainous area in the north of the country.

Chakwera said all passengers on board were killed on impact and that the military was bringing their remains back to the capital.

The crashed aircraft was a Dornier 228-type twin propeller plane delivered to Malawi’s military in 1988, according to the plane’s tail number quoted by the president and the ch-aviation website, which tracks aircraft information.

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