Hospital discharges pilot of crash-landing plane as Aviation authorities land at Likoma

Ulendo Airlink, proprietors of the light Cessna C210 aircraft which has cras-landed at Likoma says the pilot has been discharged from hospital.

Small plane emergency landing at Likoma

The pilot and two Egenco officials who wer in the plane were rushed to St. Peters Hospital at the island soon after the plane crashed at 10:30 am.

Ulendo Link says the plane overshot the runway.

“None of the passengers sustained any injuries and the pilot was taken to the Likoma island hospital for medical assessment after experiencing a minor head abrasion.

“He has since been discraged,” says the company.

The company says civil aviation authorities were informed and were being flown to the island by Ulendo Link for a further assessment of the situation.

“We are currently not in a position to determine the cause of the accident and all protocols are being followed as stipulated under aviation regulations,” says Ulendo Link.

Ulendo Link has been operating flights to Likoma island for the past 10 years and this is the first accident involving its aircraft.

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Aviation Expert
Aviation Expert
4 years ago

Government should seriously enforce the provisions of the Civil Aviation act which, inter alia, provides for the formation of a Civil Aviation Authority, an Airports Authority and an independent Aircraft Accident Investigation Board. This arrangement promotes efficient oversight of all aspects of aviation activities and is part of the Standards laid down by ICAO conventions to which Malawi is a signatory. Let us be proactive before something more serious occurs.

4 years ago

Overshooting the runway is not crash landing

4 years ago

Government take serious measures on this. How can ADL manage Likoma airport yet it is the mandate of civil aviation to operate the airport in collaboration with met. dept. Does ADL recruit air traffic controllers? Air traffic controllers are recruited by civil aviation. And Meteorological department must have its staff at this airport not only the automatic weather station because in times like this there is need to make crush observation. Now does AWS has a capacity to make crush observation so that auditors should work on? Government wake up on this do not involve politics here an international airport… Read more »

4 years ago
Reply to  chataika

Where do you get your wrong information from?
There are thousands of unmanned airfields world wide.
You do not require ATC or Met for safe operation.

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