South African plane crashes in Malawi

MalawiA South Africa plane crashed Tuesday July 16 2013 in Dzalanyama forest in Dedza, a district in Malawi’s central region, Police and Airport officials in Malawi have confirmed. However the two who were in the private maroon and white P68 type plane, registered survived with minor injuries and were treated as outpatients at the region’s referral hospital, the Kamuzu Central Hospital.

According to Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) spokesman, Peter Botha, the private plane was on its way from Tete, Mozambique to Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, but was scheduled to make a stopover in in Malawi to for refuelling. Before making its way to the airport, it is said that the pilot did communicate to KIA that the plane had developed a fault and it might make an emergency landing. However, there was no further communication up until a time the airport officials got a phone call from the pilot about the accident. The phone borrowed from one of the crash witnesses.

Witnesses reported about the accident to Chafumbwa Police Unit, which is about 100 kilometres away from Dedza Boma before airport official came to the scene.

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