Passenger plane has crashed into Lake Victoria, Tanzania, on Sunday, 6 November, as a result of bad weather.
The plane crashed shortly before landing in the northwestern city of Bukoba.
As reported by THE NATION, the regional police commander, William Mwampaghale, informed reporters at Bukoba Airport that, “there was an accident involving Precision Airplane which crashed into water about 100 metres from the airport.” He added that rescue efforts were underway.
According to Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation, 15 people have been rescued so far. However, as at the time of this report, there was no immediate record on number of person on board and number of fatalities, if any.
As shown in the video footage and photos on social media, the plane was almost submerged with only its tail above the water.