Chilima, Malawian Airlines passengers safe: ‘Plane did not crashland but tyres deflated upon touchdown’

Vice President Saulos Chilima and other passengers aboard a Malawian Airlines plane which had its tyres locked upon landing in South Africa are all safe.

The plane which carried Vice President Chilima has to take passengers back to Malawi safely from South Africa

We reported earlier that the plane carrying Chilima had ‘crashlanded’ at O.R Tambo International Airport in South Africa after its tyres failed to come out during landing.

What happened was that two rear tyres locked and because of that they deflated upon touchdown. If the Captain didn’t alert us, no one would have noticed a thing. Bravo Captain Masi and Senior First Officer Botha, Bravo Malawian Airlines,” said one of the passengers after disembarking from the plane.

“The Vice President and all the other passengers are fine, no one is injured, we praise God,” said the passenger.

Captain Abraham Mangwana from Malawian Airlines also wrote on a WhatsApp Group; “Hello team. Actually this was not a crash landing only those main tyresdeflated during normal braking as one ABS or Antiskid system, as we call it, was not working on one of the tyres. As a precaution, the Captain, opted to have the aircraft towed to avoid damage to the landing wheel system. Now the Captain has confirmed that it was only one tyre that deflated and are replacing it.”

Chilima left Malawi through Lilongwe International Airport via Chileka Airport for USA on a private visit.

He is expected to connect to USA in South Africa and is expected back home on January 24, 2019

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Ndaonavino
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Ndaonavino

Zanu zimenezo ndi munthu wanu wolandira salary yaulereyo

Sadzathekai
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Sadzathekai

Corruption. Mmalo mopanga service ndege bwino bwino basi kupanga zawedewede. Short cut .

Satisfied Malawian Airlines customer
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Satisfied Malawian Airlines customer

I like Malawian Airlines. Very punctual and flown by highly experienced Malawian pilots. Technical glitches are just part of the aviation and all transport sectors! Let’s not blow this issue out of proportion please. We need this airline as it has provided competition to the others.

opportunist
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opportunist

Praises goes to Almighty Lord for reigning on this airline. It was carrying my hope.

North
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He has stopped going to office for duties he is busy with personal issues

Banda
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Banda

Bad omen for Chilima. Ma supporters a UTM – mwakwera yophwa matayala. SORRY!

Ango
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Ango

Mwambi wa lero: UTM ndi basi yophwa matayala.

Angoni apaphata
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Angoni apaphata

CEO wa ndege zokuphwa mateyalazi abwere kuno pompi ndili nayo. Thanks Charles masi. Always humble and proffessonal

Mtumbuka weniweni
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Mtumbuka weniweni

Someone with all senses right mpaka kusapota UTM?? come on guys

Brazi
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Brazi

You mean you see lots of sense in status quu. You need to be saved whoever you are, shupit!

Gada
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Gada

Free salary, free security, free transportation and free housing while my VP is flying around the world. I am no DPP supporter and I don’t care about Pitala but I hope someone makes the non-functional VP pay back tax payers’ money when he loses in May!

Brazi
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Brazi

There is an animal called constitution. CHANGE it so pres can fire VP. Otherwise, quit complaining. Chilama has broken no law GOT IT?

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