Passenger plane crashes into Lake Victoria in Tanzania

An airplane belonging to Tanzania’s Precision Air crashed into Lake Victoria on Sunday, November 6, 2022. 

According to Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation (TBC), the plane was about to land at Bukoba Airport in Northwestern Tanzania but due to the poor weather conditions, it crash-landed into the lake. 

The passenger plane had departed Dar es Salaam to Bukoba, a two-hour flight according to Precision Air social media handles.

TBC said 15 people had been rescued so far from the Precision Air jet but it was unknown how many passengers were on board or whether there were any fatalities.

The news reports show photos of the plane mostly submerged in the lake and say rescue operation is underway. 

Bukoba Airport is on the shores of Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake. 

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