A South African pilot and two Australian passengers on Wednesday evening survived a chopper accident in Nkhotakota following the aircraft’s power failure.
Nkhotakota Police Station spokesperson Williams Kaponda said the incident occurred on January 4 2017 at Nkhotakota’s abandoned airfield.
He said the plane belonging to Ulendo Travelling Group based in South Africa landed abruptly after power failure.
Kaponda identified the pilot as Peter Bezudenmour and the Australian nationals as Jacques and Melga Discy.
The pilot told police that the plane developed a fault while airborne.
“Bezudenmour said the plane developed a fault when he was flying from Lilongwe to Mzuzu. He confirmed the engine suddenly stopped working due to power failure. This forced him to abruptly land at a nearby airfield in Nkhotakota,” said Kaponda, who added that the passengers and the pilot were unhurt.
Soon after the incident police rushed to the scene to guard the place. n