December 9, 2022
What is known about the plane that crashed into a lake in Tanzania

What is known about the plane that crashed into a lake in Tanzania

  • Athuman Metwally
  • From the BBC’s Swahili News in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)

attributed to him, Charles Muybe TBC

Illustrative image,

Part of the plane can be seen in the water, surrounded by boats and rescue workers.

A passenger plane crashed in Tanzania’s Lake Victoria while trying to land in the lakeside town of Bukoba, killing 19 people.

The Precision Air flight was carrying 43 people, 24 of whom survived.

The two pilots and two crew members were among those not found yet. Rescue teams and local fishermen are searching the area.

The plane is almost completely submerged, with only the aft end (known as the fin) above the water, surrounded by lifeguards and fishing boats.