Light aircraft crashes in Malawi forest

Authorities in Malawi are establishing the cause of a light aircraft crash in a vast forest that has left the pilot and his passenger seriously injured.

The private aerodrome is identified as Gyrocopter CU-RCD SUBARU 2.5 Registration Number RAF 2000 Serial Number MZ 13-10-08 .

The accident happened in Thuma forest which covers Dedza and parts of Lilongwe and Nkhotakota.

Thuma forest scout Geofrey Umali said the aircraft makes air patros to locate charcoal burners who destroy the forest.

Two people on board identified as Cedreck McFerson 46 years from Manondo Estate in Namitete Lilongwe and Lynne Clifford 48 years from Thuma Forest Reserve, in Salima survived with injuries.

Salima Police PRO Sub Inspector Gift Chitowe confirmed about the accident saying the survivors have been rescued to hospitals for treatment.

Chitowe said the first victim sustained fractures on both ankles while the second victim sustained a fracture on her right arm and were both rushed to a Lilongwe Private Clinic.

The government deployed Malawi army soldiers to protect the forest from the charcoal burners.

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9 thoughts on “Light aircraft crashes in Malawi forest”

  1. Dowadowa says:

    Really,do we have a forest that connects Dedza,Lilongwe and Nkhotakota??? poor geogrphy. Poor English too(The accident or an accident) Shame when your poor English is read even over seas!!!!

  2. Kandapako says:

    Thuma forest reserve does not extend to Nkhotakota. Reporters please make an effort to know your country’s geography!!!!!

    1. Dzina Msamatchula says:

      i am equal surprised. does Thuma forest extend to KK? Koma abale zinazi kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  3. Betsie says:

    The injured person is Derrick MacPherson, and he has been taken to Millpark Hospital in Jhb.

  4. Betsie says:

    It’s Derrick Macpherson, and they have been taken to Millpark Hospital in Jhb.

  5. zondiwe says:

    So.e of our journalists have no idea what they are writing about.They probably have the equivalent of JC English or even less. It is almost impossible to understand what they write. What a pity!

  6. Clara pagone says:

    Clarification.
    The patients have been seen at zmk medical centre in area 9 under the care of Dr Irfan M Kasmani and not Lilongwe private clinic

  7. Anthony kautale says:

    Correction.
    Patients have been taken to zmk medical centre in area 9 and not Lilongwe private clinic

  8. Bolero says:

    Private aerodrome!!! My foot………

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