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Tanzania: Three dead from the plane crash in Lake Victoria

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Regional Commissioner Albert Salamila clarified that 43 people, of which 39 passengers, the two pilots and two crew members, were on board the flight that had departed from Dar es Salaam bound for Bukoba.

Three people were killed in the plane crash that occurred today in Tanzania when a passenger plane with 43 people on board crashed into Lake Victoria due to bad weather shortly before landing at the airport in the city of Bukoba, according to the Twitter account of the country’s state television network.

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Regional Commissioner Albert Salamila clarified that 43 people, including 39 passengers, the two pilots and two crew members, were on board the flight that had departed from Dar es Salaam, the country’s financial capital, bound for Bukoba, a city in shore of the lake, which is the largest in Africa and from which the Nile originates.

According to him, the plane was an ATR 42. This model is manufactured by the Franco-Italian company ATR. Precision Air is Tanzania’s largest private airline. Its fleet consists of nine planes, of which 3 ATR 42-500, 1 ATR 42-600 and 5 ATR 72-500. It is not known which of the ATR 42s crashed.

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