Three people including two Energy Generation Company (Egenco) officials have survived an airplane accident at Likoma aerodrome.
The three, a pilot for Ulendo Airlink, Egenco spokesperson Moses Gwaza and Lyton Chauwa, an engineer at Egenco were on board the plane that operates between Lilongwe and Likoma via Mzuzu airport.
Speaking in an interview soon after the accident, Gwaza confirmed the accident saying the plane developed a braking fault while it was on the runway.
According to Gwaza, they were coming from Lilongwe to Likoma for official duties but upon landing, the plane developed braking fault and failed to stop.
The plane ended hitting the embankment where it stopped and the people on board especially the pilot got injured.
“We started off very well and the plane was just ok but it was during landing that we had problems. We had landed but when the pilot tried to apply the brakes, the plane did not stop. The plane ended hitting an embankment where it stopped. The pilot seems to have sustained serious injuries and he is still in hospital,” Gwaza said.
Likoma District Council spokesperson Peter Botha also confirmed the accident but said it was not that serious as the plane had already touched down.
“It happened within the airport. We are trying to get more information as to what happened but the people in the plane have survived though the pilot seem to have sustained serious injuries,” Botha said.