Accident Dornier 228-202K MAF-T03,
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Date:Monday 10 June 2024
Time:10:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic D228 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Dornier 228-202K
Owner/operator:Malawi Army Air Wing (MAAW)
Registration: MAF-T03
MSN: 8148
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Chikangawa Forest Reserve, Mzimba District -   Malawi
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Lilongwe-Kamuzu International Airport (LLW/FWKI)
Destination airport:Mzuzu Airport (ZZU/FWUU)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
The Dornier 228-202K took off from Lilongwe-Kamuzu International Airport (LLW) at 09:17 am of June 10, and is scheduled to land at Mzuzu Airport (ZZU) at 10:02 am, carrying the Vice President of Malawi and nine others aboard.

Communications with the aircraft ceased around 10:00 am as it approached Mzuzu Airport, according to the Malawian government. Locals from Chikangawa Forest Reserve reported to have observed a "crash" in the area; search and rescue operations were directed there for any signs of the plane.

On the morning hours of June 11, the President of Malawi confirmed that the crash site of MAF-T03 has been found in the forest reserve, and that there were no survivors among those onboard. Images purported to be from the crash site of the aircraft showed that the Dornier 228-202K was destroyed, except for the tail section, which remained intact.

Sources:

https://mwnation.com/veep-chilimas-plane-goes-missing/
https://www.nyasatimes.com/teary-malawians-wait-with-unabated-breath-as-rescue-mission-continue-to-search-for-chilimas-missing-aircraft/
https://www.faceofmalawi.com/2024/06/11/chilima-dies-in-plane-crash/
https://malawi24.com/2024/06/11/chilima-crash-site-identified/
https://www.maravipost.com/tragic-malawi-veep-saulos-chilima-nine-others-die-in-plane-crash/
https://www.maravipost.com/mdf-confirms-chilimas-plane-crashed-in-chikangawa-forest/

https://www.scramble.nl/database/civil/details/do228_153
https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/3/0/3/1096303.jpg (photo)

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jun-2024 16:23 4Holerpoler Added
10-Jun-2024 16:25 ASN Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
10-Jun-2024 17:32 Ephata Updated [Country]
11-Jun-2024 05:35 lagi Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
11-Jun-2024 07:45 lagi Updated [Registration, Source]
11-Jun-2024 09:54 Iceman 29 Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Embed code, Damage]
11-Jun-2024 12:32 Rod K Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
11-Jun-2024 14:12 lagi Updated [Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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