Tanzanian passenger plane crashes into lake, killing 19


NAIROBI, (*19*) –

A plane crashed Sunday morning into Lake Victoria because it approached an airport in Tanzania, killing 19 folks on board, the nation’s prime minister stated. A senior policeman stated it was raining when the plane plunged into the water.

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa raised the dying toll up from the three useless introduced beforehand. Local authorities stated earlier Sunday that 26 of the 43 folks on the Precision Air flight from the coastal metropolis of Dar es Salaam had been rescued and brought to a hospital. It was not clear if the brand new dying toll included individuals who died on the hospital.

Photos confirmed the plane, which was headed to Bukoba Airport, largely submerged within the lake. Precision Air is a Tanzanian airline firm.

“We have managed to avoid wasting fairly plenty of folks,” Kagera province police commander William Mwampaghale advised journalists.

“When the plane was about 100 metres (328 ft) midair, it encountered issues and dangerous climate. It was raining and the plane plunged into the water,” he stated.

Mwampaghale stated the rescue efforts had been persevering with.


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