Lake Victoria accident.  A commercial plane crashed into a lake in Tanzania

Lake Victoria accident. A commercial plane crashed into a lake in Tanzania

Lake Victoria accident. A commercial plane crashed into a lake in Tanzania



CNN:

Several passengers have been rescued from a commercial Precision Air flight that crashed into Tanzania’s Lake Victoria on Sunday, officials said.

Boats with emergency response personnel were deployed to the crash site on Africa’s largest lake near Bukoba Airport. It is not yet clear how many passengers were on board or if there were any casualties.

Speaking on the website, Kagera State Police Commander William Mwampaghale said “everything is now under control”.

“Rescue operations are going on, we have saved several people so far, and eventually we will make sure that we have saved everyone and taken the plane out of the water,” he said.

“The survivors were transferred to our referral hospital.”

Video shared on social media, taken by onlookers on the shores of Lake Victoria, shows the plane plunging into the water and emergency workers coordinating rescue efforts from nearby boats.

Lake Victoria accident.  A commercial plane crashed into a lake in Tanzania

Tanzania’s president appealed for calm on social media as rescue workers worked at the site of the crashed plane.

“I am saddened to learn of the Precision Air plane crash in Lake Victoria, Kagera District,” President Samoa Sulukhu wrote on Twitter on Sunday.

“I express my condolences to all those affected by this incident. Let’s continue to be calm as the rescue operation continues and we pray to God to help us.”

Precision Air is a Tanzanian airline based out of Dar es Salaam.

This is a developing story. more to come



#Lake #Victoria #accident #commercial #plane #crashed #lake #Tanzania

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *