Prof Chirwa offers to be part of plane crash probe

Professor Clive Chirwa
Professor Clive Chirwa
Professor Clive Chirwa has offered to be part of the investigations team probing the cause of the plane crash in which ZAF Deputy Commander Major General Miliokela Miliokela and his co-pilot Colonel Brain Mweene were killed.


Professor Chirwa who is former Zambia Railways Limited Chief Executive Officer, says if government does not invite him to be part of the investigations team, he will ask the families of the two senior ZAF officers to use the courts in order to establish the truth about the plane crash.

He has told Qfm News in an interview that he is particularly interested to know what caused the plane crash as he understands the current fleet of planes the country has is an ordinary and is prone to engine failure caused by crankshaft fracture.

Professor Chirwa says he suspects that it could have been the same crankshaft fracture that may have caused the plane crash, but that he does not understand how it could have happened considering that both Maj Gen. Miliokela and Col. Mweene were said to be good pilots.

He says he does not understand how they managed to stay in the air for three hours when the plane was said to have a failing engine while in the air.

Professor Chirwa says an ordinary thing and a norm in aviation was to crash land the plane when it was realized the plane’s engine was failing.

And Professor Chirwa who is also a leading engineer in the field of Structural Crashworthiness and Impact has described Zambia’s Highway Code as a fraud.

He says this is the reason why the country has continued to have many traffic accidents as any driver trained using the current Highway Code is bound to make many mistakes on the road.

Professor Chirwa has since suggested a complete overhaul of the country’s Highway Code in order to avoid further traffic accidents and carnages in the country.