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19 confirmed dead in Tanzania plane crash

[The accident scene where Precision Aircraft plunged into Lake Victoria on Sunday.Photo/Courtesy/Nov' 06, 2022].

At least 19 passengers have been confirmed dead in Tanzania plan crash on Sunday morning at around 8:45 am.

Among those who succumbed are the pilot and the First officer who were trapped in the plane’s cockpit.

The largest privately owned Precision Aircraft PW 494 was heading to Bukoba airport from Dar es Salaam before the accident occurred about 100 kilometres from Bukoba airport.

Tanzania’s Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa says they are still carrying on with rescue mission.

“We have rescued a total of 26 passengers and we are still on with the rescue mission,” said Mr Majaliwa.

Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan has sent condolences to the berieved families urging Tanzanians to remain calm as the rescue mission continues.

The Precision Air Services PLC administration regretted the accident sending condolences to the berieved families.

Precision Air Services PLC is a Tanzanian Airline based at the Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam.

The airline operates scheduled passenger services to Nairobi, Entebbe and to both airports and airstrips throughout Tanzania.

Ita is wholly owned by Tanzania businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist Michael Ngaleku Shirima.

It is the largest privately owned airline in Tanzania.