Light aircraft crash-lands at Lake Malawi's island
Two passengers and a pilot survived with minor injuries after their small plane flying to the Lake Malawi's Island of Likoma crash-landed Thursday, Trend reports citing Xinhua.
A Statement issued by the air transport company, Ulendo Airlink, says the small plane overshot the runway at Likoma Island on Thursday morning forcing it to crash-land.
"Ulendo Airlink wishes to inform its valued customers and general public that at 10:30 morning its Cessna C210 aircraft carrying 2 passengers from Lilongwe overshot the runway at Likoma Island," reads part of the statement.
The statement adds that none of the passengers sustained any injuries but the pilot was taken to the Island's hospital for medical assessment after sustaining a minor head abrasion.
The pilot has since been discharged, according to the statement.
"The civil Aviation authorities have been notified and are being flown to Likoma Island for a further assessment of the situation," the statement explains further.
Meanwhile, Ulendo Airlink, the company that has been operating flights to the Island for over 10 years, says it is not in a position to determine the cause of the accident.
The company further says all protocols are being followed as stipulated under aviation regulation.
The small aircraft crash is a second accident in 3 years as in October 2016, another private light aircraft, Gyrocopter CU-RCD SUBARU 2.5 crashed in one of Malawi's forests, Thuma, and severely injured its pilot and passenger.