By Duncan Mlanjira
An Airlink Cessna C210 aircraft carrying 2 passengers from Lilongwe overshot the runway at Likoma Island at around 10:30am on Thursday but both passengers, Electricity Generation Company (Egenco) officials and the pilot did not sustain any serious injuries.
A swift response in a form of a press statement from Airlink says the pilot was taken to the Likoma Island St. Peter’s Hospital for medical assessment after experiencing a minor head abrasion and has since been discharged.
The pilot overshot the runway and crash landed at Likoma Airport on Thursday afternoon.
The two Egenco passengers are Operations Engineer Luton Chauwa and Public Relations Officer Moses Gwaza.
Ulendo Airlink, says the Civil Aviation authorities have been notified and are being flown to Likoma Island by Ulendo Airlink for a further assessment of the situation.
“We are currently not in a position to determine the cause of the incident and all protocols are being followed as stipulated under the aviation regulations.
“Ulendo Airlink has been operating flights to Likoma Island for over 10 years without incident, and remains committed to upholding the most stringent safety requirements.
“More information will be communicated to the public as more facts become available,” said the statement.