Passengers terrified as plane fail to land at Malawi’s Chileka Airpot

High winds forced aborted plane landings at Malawi’s  Chileka International Airport, leaving passengers ‘terrified’.

Malawian Airlines

Malawian Airlines

Some planes were forced to abort landing attempts before being diverted to Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) in Lilongwe

KIA commandant Donnie Chimtengo said there is bad weather right overhead the Chileka airport “ which is causing visibility difficulties.”

Chitengo said  Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and South African Airways,  “which were supposed to land at Chileka Airport, are here [in Lilongwe.”

Director of Metrological Services and Climate Change Management Elina Kululanga said  the weather forecast shows that the rains will continue to persist mostly in the North and Centre, but will slightly drop in the South.

Incessant rainfall has continued to wreak havoc across the country and at least 48 people have been killed.

Thousands of homes have been destroyed and large swathes of crops washed away.

Malawi’s Department of Disaster Management Affairs said the number of those who had been displaced as a result of the flooding had risen to some 45,000 people – or 7,500 households – in 14 districts.

So far, rescue efforts have been hampered by funding shortfalls, given that an initial budget of $200,000 has been exhausted.

Malawi’s rainy season begins in October and ends in April.

Since the rains began last year, heavy downpours have been common in most parts of the country.

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Mphwache
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Didn’t we go pray for rain, just a few weeks ago? Don’t confuse God now and request it to stop. Somehow, we don’t knwo what we need and just pray, pray without knowing the consequences.

Ajuju
Guest

Malawi will remain poor until when? Uuuuuuuuu you are not serious

tadala mawale
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They just know how to prophecies about food and politics only. Woo to them who follow!. Just read
your bible my friend.

godobaman
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Ambiuye akwiya akufuna ndalama za cash gate zibwere basi

Panto
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Koma nde eeh

Mase
Guest

Kodi ma prophet amangopanga prophesize zama votes,,imfa,,,,,,wat wat,,,,,osapanga prophesize zama disaster bwaa?

A COMMONER
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Where is my comment.?

prince william
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let thy will be done mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm zanyanya a malawi mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm lets wait and see

Malawi wa Lero
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Ndege yakanika kutera ku Blantyre. Wazanyengo akunena zovuta za kagwedwe ka mvula kumpoto ndipakati. Nde kugwirizana kwake kuli pati? Kutenga zinyalala kuwapatsa maudindo bola mwana wa chemwali alandirepo makobidi.

Msangaambe Phiri
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Only concerned about loss of life,other things comes after.

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