Malawian Airline passengers stranded: No fire fighting engine at Chileka airport

Dozens of passengers for Malawian Airlines at Chileka and Kamuzu International airports failed to take off for South Africa on Sunday morning because of lack of a fire fighting engine at Chileka airport.

There was no fire fighting engine for the plane to take off

There was no fire fighting engine for the plane to take off

Malawian airlines ladies

Malawian airlines ladies

Angry passengers said the plane was supposed to leave Chileka Airport at 8 am but as per international aviation standards, the plane could not take off without a fire fighting engine.

The spokesperson for Malawian Airlines Oxyviela Bunya confirmed the incident but said a fire fighting engine had been sourced from the Malawi Defence Force at Cobbe Barracks in Zomba to Blantyre.

“This is a huge setback indeed,” said Bunya.

She said the provision of a fire fighting engine lies in the hands of airport management not airlines therefore Malawian Airlines sourced the fire fighting engine from the army in order not to inconvenience passengers.

Bunya said the Boeing 737 was supposed to get passengers from Chileka then Kamuzu International airports before proceeding to South Africa.

This is the first known serious incident in the aviation industry since the country has seriously been hit by economic turbulence following the withdrawal of aid by traditional donors.

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Mnyamata wa nzeru
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Typical Malawian way of doing business!! Ine ndisaname, ZIMANDINYASA!!

mr nyasa
Guest

Wrong choice

DZIKANYANGA
Guest

Inu kuno tilibe ndege kuno ife mukuvutikilanji.

umziya
Guest

Amene akupangitsa zimenezi tonse tikumudziwa. Azipita ku mpumulo wa bata

Kanyimbi
Guest

What is wrong with our civil service?

Kauzaneni
Guest

Kkkkkk koma tiziona.

Mpumulo wa Bata wayandikila
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Mpumulo wa Bata wayandikila

And we are inviting investors to Malawi ……really?????

omar khaliffa
Guest

Anthu amasangalala ngati chili chose chikuyenda bwino

Piper
Guest

And yet the politians keep telling us we are moving forwards in terms of development. You are never going to see my vote again you thieving bastards !!

Makiyolobasi
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We have started ruining Malawian Airlines as we did with Air Malawi. My fellow countrymen, Malawian Airlines have started extremely well. They are too time concious konse akupita and are atracting a lot of passengers. Not long ago, I flew joburg to blantyre on an overbooked flight that some passengers had to stay overnight in joburg. Let’s all support this national asset!

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