On Sunday, state-run Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation (TBC) reported that a Precision Air aircraft had crashed into Lake Victoria while trying to land at an airstrip in Bukoba.
TBC reported 15 rescued, but the total number of persons on board and whether or not anyone perished was not known.
TBC stated that the jet “fell in the Lake Victoria this morning owing to storm and severe rainfall.” The flight had taken off from Dar es Salaam, the capital.
TBC highlighted that it had spoken to its writer Charles Mwebeya who is reporting live form the scene and explained that rescue exercises were ongoing.
“TBC imezungumza na Charles Mwebeya kutoka katika eneo hilo ambapo amesema zoezi la uokoaji wa abiria linaendelea katika eneo hilo ikiwemo kuitoa ndege hiyo ziwani,”
Located on the beaches of Africa’s biggest lake, Bukoba Airport serves as a convenient gateway to the rest of the continent.
TBC said that rescue boats had been sent out and that rescue crews were still trying to free any remaining stranded passengers from the jet.
When it comes to privately owned airlines, Precision Air is the largest in Tanzania.