Tanzania: Small passenger aircraft crashes into Lake Victoria

NAIROBI, Kenya — A small passenger aircraft crashed Sunday morning into Lake Victoria on method to an airport in Tanzania.

Native authorities stated 26 of the 43 folks on board the Precision Air flight from the coastal metropolis of Dar es Salaam had been rescued and brought to a hospital after the aircraft crashed on method to Bukoba Airport.

Precision Air is a Tanzanian airline firm.

Information reviews confirmed pictures of the aircraft principally submerged within the lake.

“We have managed to save quite a number of people,” Kagera province police commander William Mwampaghale informed journalists.

“When the aircraft was about 100 meters (328 feet) midair, it encountered problems and bad weather. It was raining and the plane plunged into the water. Everything is under control,” he stated.

Mwampaghale stated rescue efforts continued.

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