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Tanzania: Three dead in plane crash in Lake Victoria

At least three people were killed during the plane crash with 43 on board on her Lake Victoria Tanzania due to bad weather, shortly before landing at Bukoba city airport.

Regional Commissioner Albert Salamila clarified that 43 people, including 39 passengers, the two pilots and two crew members, were on board the flight that had departed from Dar es Salaam, the country’s financial capital, bound for Bukoba, a city in shore of the lake, which is the largest in Africa and from which the Nile originates.

According to reports, 26 people have been rescued so far, with investigations ongoing.

According to him, the plane was an ATR 42. This model is manufactured by the Franco-Italian company ATR.

Precision Air is Tanzania’s largest private airline.

Its fleet consists of nine planes, of which 3 ATR 42-500, 1 ATR 42-600 and 5 ATR 72-500. It is not known which of the ATR 42s crashed.

Source: News Beast

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