Rescue operations have been underway in Tanzania on Sunday after a aircraft carrying 39 passengers, together with an toddler, crashed into Africa’s largest lake, the airline mentioned in a press release.
Out of the 39 passengers on board the Precision Air flight, 26 had been rescued and brought to hospital, it mentioned in a press release. No deaths had been confirmed, it added. The airline didn’t present the main points of the crew.
“We now have managed to save lots of fairly various folks,” Kagera province police commander William Mwampaghale instructed journalists.
“When the plane was about 100 meters (328 ft) midair, it encountered issues and dangerous climate. It was raining and the aircraft plunged into the water,” he mentioned. “Every part is underneath management.”
Tanzanian Precision Air mentioned in a press release on Fb that its flight PW494, flying from the industrial hub of Dar es Salaam on the japanese coast of the nation, was “concerned in an accident because it was approaching Bukoba airport.”
Bukoba is on the western fringe of Lake Victoria, which is on the border with Uganda and Kenya.
“The rescue crew has been dispatched to the scene,” Precision Air mentioned.
“I’ve acquired with unhappiness the information of the accident involving Precision Air’s aircraft,” Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu wrote on Twitter. “Let’s be calm at this second when rescuers are persevering with with the rescue mission whereas praying to God to assist us.”