LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The Vice President Saulos Chilima and other passengers aboard a Malawian Airlines plane landed at O.R Tambo International Airport in South with deflated tyres
According to Joseph Josiah Malawian Airline spokesperson said all passengers in the plain are safe
Social media early today alerted the nation of the plain crash which was not true
“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
“Tyres deflated 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.
The UTM leader is expected to connect to USA in South Africa and is expected back home on January 24, 2019