Tanzanian Precision Air plane crashes into Lake Victoria

A Tanzanian passenger plane has crashed into Lake Victoria as it attempted to land in the lakeside town of Bukoba, killing at least three people.

A passenger plane crashed into Lake Victoria in Tanzania on Sunday while attempting to land in bad weather at an airport in the city of Bukoba in the northwest of the East African country, killing at least three.

Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan has confirmed the accident, urging the public to remain calm in a tweet, while a rescue operation was underway.

So far, 26 people have been rescued from the water, according to Albert Chalamila, the governor of Kagera Region, where the crash happened.

The Precision Air flight was carrying 43 people, 26 of whom have been rescued and sent to hospital, an official said.

The two pilots survived the crash but remain trapped inside the cockpit and have been speaking to local officials.

Rescue workers and local fishermen are on the scene trying to rescue those still inside the aircraft.


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