Passenger Plane Plunges Into Lake Victoria In Tanzania


Dodoma: A passenger plane crashed into Lake Victoria in Tanzania early on Sunday due to bad weather shortly before landing in the northwestern city of Bukoba.

Soon after the incident, a rescue operation was launched and so far at least 15 people have been rescued.

However, no information was immediately available on the number of passengers aboard the plane, but reports said around 49 people were on the flight from financial capital Dar es Salaam to the lakeside city.

Precision Air, which is Tanzania’s largest private airline, released a brief statement confirming the accident.

“The rescue team has been dispatched to the scene and more information will be released in 2 hours’ time,” the airline said.

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