Sunday, 6 November 2022

Plane Crashes Into River , Rescue Efforts Ongoing ( Pictures)


A plane belong to Precision Air has crashed into Lake Victoria in Bukoba in Tanzania’s Kagera region on Sunday. 

According to reports, rescue efforts are underway. 


Rescue Operation Ongoing As Passenger Plane Crashes Into Lake Victoria In Tanzania.

A plane carrying 43 people plunged into Lake Victoria in Tanzania early on Sunday due to bad weather shortly before it was due to land in the northwestern city of Bukoba, police said, with efforts under way to rescue those onboard.

“There was an accident involving a Precision Air plane which… crashed into water about 100 metres from the airport,” regional police commander William Mwampaghale told reporters at Bukoba airport.

Regional commissioner Albert Chalamila said 43 people, including 39 passengers, two pilots and two cabin crew, were aboard the flight from financial capital Dar es Salaam to the lakeside city in Kagera region.

“As we speak, we have managed to rescue 26 people who were taken to our referral hospital,” Chalamila said.

“The rescue operation is still ongoing and we are communicating with the pilots,” he said, adding that more details would be shared later.

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