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At Least 19 Killed in Tanzania Plane Crash (Video)


Sun 06 Nov 2022 | 06:36 PM
Tanzania Plane Crash
Tanzania Plane Crash
Omnia Ahmed

A Tanzanian passenger plane crashed into Lake Victoria while landing in the lakeside town of Bukoba, leaving at least 19 people dead.

An official revealed that the Precision Air flight was carrying 43 people, 26 of whom have been rescued and sent to the hospital.

Meanwhile, the two pilots survived the crash but remain trapped inside the cockpit.

Footage on social media showed rescue workers and local fishermen on the scene trying to rescue those still inside the aircraft.

Top regional official Albert Chalamila stated that three bodies had been recovered so far following the crash. He noted that the crash was due to bad weather.

On her part, President Samia Suluhu Hassan expressed her condolences to those affected, urging people to calm as the rescue operation continues.